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Feb. 6 is National Wear Red Day for awareness of heart disease in women

By Staff | Jan 9, 2009

I wanted to first let our community know that Feb. 6, 2009, is National Wear Red Day in support the fight against heart disease in women.

Currently, heart disease is the number one cause of death in women. In my quest to inform the community I am also seeking information on local support groups that are available for people that live with the disease, either individually or have a loved one who has/had the disease.

I am a young woman who was diagnosed in April 2008. I take my medicine as prescribed, exercise regularly and eat a heart-healthy diet, what I do lack is outside resources and support. My family if very supportive, however it would be nice to discuss and interact with individuals outside my comfort zone.

Any information, suggestions and/or ideas will be gratefully appreciated. You may leave comments or email me at muggswv@yahoo.com.

Chris Chapman