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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 19, 2018 04:20 PM
From: Senator Christine M. Tartaglione and Sen. Lisa Baker
To: All Senate members
Subject: National Wear Red Day

In the near future, Senator Baker and I intend to introduce a resolution recognizing Friday, February 2, 2017, as “National Wear Red Day” in Pennsylvania.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, and it is deadlier than all other forms of cancer combined; however, not enough women take the necessary steps to prevent, detect, and treat this disease. As a result, cardiovascular disease kills one woman every 80 seconds in the Unites States. By recognizing National Wear Red Day in the Commonwealth, we can increase public awareness of cardiovascular disease and the risks it poses to women. If women are properly informed about the threat of this number-one killer, they can be more proactive about their heart health, minimizing the dangers of heart disease and stroke.

National Wear Red Day, and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, encourages women to be aware of the five factors that can most significantly impact cardiovascular health. These are:
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL (good) Cholesterol
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

Please join us in sponsoring this important resolution, and urge all citizens of Pennsylvania to show their support for women in the fight against heart disease and stroke by wearing red on February 2 in support of this worthy cause.

Introduced as SR265