Wear Red For Women's Heart Health

Wear Red For Women's Heart Health

Posted: Updated: Feb 01, 2019 12:25 PM

Friday is National Wear Red Day. It's in support of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement.

Watertown Mayor Joe Butler declared the day Wear Red in Watertown at a ceremony Friday morning at the Kinney Drug Store on Washington Street. 

It's a day dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease in women. 

The American Heart Association says one in three women die of heart disease and that it's the number one killer of women. 

Kelly Macutek, a local heart disease survivor, shared her story.

"I want someone out there who might be struggling, who might just have gotten a diagnosis to know that there have been advancements and you can live a really happy life," she said.

"Heart disease is a silent killer for women, they do not experience the same symptoms as men for heart attack," Heart Association Regional Director Stacy Spaziani said. "Today is all about women."

7 News is a sponsor of National Wear Red Day. Several members of our staff joined in and wore red.

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