February 15th is Go Red Day in Kentucky—
First Lady asks everyone to wear red.
Frankfort, KY: First Lady Glenna Fletcher will open the American Heart Association (AHA) press conference and speak to Kentuckians about heart disease and prevention and to celebrate Go Red Day in Kentucky.
“We want every woman to know about Go Red for Women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in Kentucky.” stated Mrs. Fletcher. “What’s most alarming is that most women don’t know their risk. Many believe that cancer is their greatest concern. Yet heart disease is the cause of death in more women in our country than all forms of cancer combined.”
Mrs. Fletcher also presented a proclamation to a young heart disease survivor, Annette Farmer, that proclaims February as American Heart Month and February 15, 2005 is Go Red for Women Day in Kentucky. Annette Farmer’s amazing story of her survival of heart disease is displayed along with other survivor stories at the Capitol in celebration of American Heart Month.
Since 1924 the American Heart Association has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, claim more than 930,000 American lives a year. The association invested more than $348 million in fiscal year 2002-03 for research, professional and public education, and advocacy so people across America can live stronger, longer lives.