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Salem Goes Red Breakfast Kicks-Off National Wear Red Day

Salem Goes Red Breakfast Kicks-Off National Wear Red Day

It is National Wear Red Day, which hopes to raise awareness for heart disease.

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States - accounting for 1 in 3 deaths each year.

Women (and men) across America will be color-coordinating today for National Wear Red Day 2018, which aims to dispel myths surrounding heart diseases.

But 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases are preventable through healthy habits like improving diet and exercising.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds.

No, there isn't a UofL game today, but you may still see a lot of people dressed in red.

The city of Winston-Salem will officially kick off National Wear Red Day at the 10th annual Winston-Salem Goes Red Breakfast.

The day started in 2003 as a part of a campaign to raise awareness and take action against cardiovascular disease in women. You can purchase Red Dress pins for $3 each, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Go Red for Women. You can also follow all the latest from the Birmingham chapter of the American Heart Association by visiting their website or following along on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mayor Allen Joines will also deliver a National Wear Red Day proclamation.