PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Friday, February 7 is National Wear Red Day, the day where the American Heart Association hopes to raise awareness for women’s number one health threat – cardiovascular disease.
UPMC along with the American Heart Association will be offering free health screenings at two locations from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh.READ MORE: Holy Cow, Not Again! More Bovines Get Loose In West Virginia
Every 80 seconds, cardiovascular disease kills one woman and is responsible for more deaths than all forms of cancer combined.READ MORE: Anti-Violence Organizations In Pittsburgh React To New Law Enforcement Initiatives
Heart disease and stroke also impact one in three women, meaning a third of mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.MORE NEWS: UPMC Doctors Trying To Raise Awareness About Benefits Of Naps For First Responders
Get more information on Go Red For Women Day.