HARRISBURG, Jan. 27, 2016 – To bring greater awareness to certain health risks facing women, state Sens. Christine M. Tartaglione and Lisa Baker today dressed in red and ushered a resolution marking Feb. 5 as “National Wear Red Day” in Pennsylvania.

“Women are the caretakers in their families. They take care of their children, spouses and everyone around them. Unfortunately, they don’t take care of themselves,” Tartaglione said during floor remarks.

“Not only does heart disease claim the lives of more women than men each year but one women is killed every 80 seconds by cardiovascular disease, making it the most deadly of all diseases among women.”

Still, Sen. Tartaglione said just one-in-five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat.

The “Go Red For Women” campaign is designed to inspire women to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities, and shape policies to save lives, the senator said.

“As part of the American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red Campaign,’ we are offering this resolution to ensure women understand the risks of heart disease. And, we are encouraging every female in this state to become more aware and proactive in maintaining their own cardiovascular health,” Sen. Tartaglione said.


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