BANGOR – To kick off the month of February, known as “Heart Health Month,” Eastern Maine Medical Center is reminding you to wear red.
The hospital is asking men and women to wear red to raise awareness for women’s heart disease.
The red dress symbolizes that heart disease doesn’t just affect men. Heart disease is the number one killer of women.
Organizer Denise Sullivan stated “Go Red for Women Day” held this Friday also hopes to educate people about the symptoms and differences of heart problems in women.
“For so long it was believed that it was a man’s disease, however, we now know that more women then men die after a first heart attack, so it’s really important that women know what their symptoms are as long as their family and loved ones.”
Tables will be set up at Eastern Maine Medical Center this Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
They’ll be handing out information bags and heart healthy recipes, to make sure you can beat heart disease.