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Georgia Lawmakers Go Red For Women

by Julie H. on Friday, February 1, 2013

Today is the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day. Yesterday, Senator Renee Unterman and Representative Katie Dempsey encouraged the Georgia General Assembly to celebrate the milestone event a day early. They presented resolutions to Go Red For Women volunteers, declaring today National Wear Red Day in Georgia. And throughout the Capitol, legislators and staff wore red and donned red dress pins.  

These lawmakers know that heart disease in women requires more attention, more research and swifter action.

 

  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
  • Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies.
  • Women are less likely to call 9-1-1 for themselves when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack than they are for someone else.  

When Women Go Red, all of us — women and men — join together to support swifter action for women’s health, increased funding, and more research, all for the ultimate goal of saving women’s lives.

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