Indy Goes Red For Heart Health Awareness
Indy is going all red today.
Today is National Wear Red Day for heart disease. Tim Harms is with the American Heart Association. Harms says heart disease kills more women than men and also kills more women than any other ailment. Harms says raising awareness is the point of wearing all red. He says heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans over 25.
Harms says ten years after the first "Go Red for Women" movement, more women are aware of the threat. He says back then, only about 30 percent of women knew heart disease was the number one killer of women.
He says the figure has risen by about 25 percent since then, but he adds far too few people know about the dangers of heart disease. He adds everyone regardless of gender should get regular checkups and safeguard their health because heart disease can sneak up on those who don't.