Hospital to 'dress the town red,' raise heart health awareness

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 06:22 PM.

CRESTVIEW — North Okaloosa Medical Center on Friday will kick off "Dressing the Town Red," in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and National Heart Month.

The kick-off begins 11:30 a.m. at 151 E. Redstone Ave. for those who want to raise awareness about heart disease, women's No. 1 killer. Friday is also a day to celebrate 10 years of Go Red for Women by wearing red.

The hospital will sell “Red Dress” signs to be displayed at Crestview and surrounding area businesses and homes.  The signs will be $20 each; proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

Fast facts

•Heart disease kills more women than men, at an average rate of one death per minute.

•Heart disease kills more women than all kinds of cancer combined.

•Heart disease affects an estimated 43 million women in the U.S.

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