Letter: Wear red and learn about heart disease in women

February 3, 2015 5:29 AM

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On Friday, Feb. 6, put on that red dress, red tie or red winter hat in support of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to combat heart disease. Too many of us have been touched by the diagnosis of a family member, neighbor, co-worker or friend. Affecting individuals of any age or any race, one in three women will lose her life to this devastating disease.

In a show of solidarity and as part of American Heart Month, I encourage South Jersey to join the national effort to raise awareness. Talking about the disease and proper preventative screenings help reduce mortality rates and save lives. While women between the ages of 40 and 60 are at particular r...

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