CLEVELAND — On this Friday, the American Heart Association is asking all Northeast Ohioans - both men and women alike - to wear red to help bring the threat that cardiovascular disease presents into focus.
Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, heart disease is still the leading killer of women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association's newly released 2021 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics. And other recent research suggests that many young women aren't aware that cardiovascular disease is their greatest health threat.
The American Heart Association says, one in three women die from cardiovascular disease. It takes more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease kills one woman about every 80 seconds, but about 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable, according to the American Heart Association.
So on this National Wear Red Day, we want to see what you are wearing in order to bring attention to this campaign.
You can share your photos with us via Twitter using the hashtags #3GoesRed and #ClevelandGoesRed.
Send your photos via text to 216-344-3300 or use the Near Me feature in the WKYC App. Remember to include your name, where you're from, and your e-mail address or phone number with your submission so we can contact you and let you know if we plan to use what you've shared with us in one of our shows or a post.
You can also share your photo on our Facebook post.
We'll also share some of our 3News staff members wearing red today here as well. Check out our gallery, including 3News anchors Russ Mitchell, Sara Shookman and Laura Caso; our What's New co-hosts Jay Crawford and Betsy Kling; and our GO! morning team:
PHOTOS | 3News staff members #GoRed in support of women's heart health
Some members of our team also took to Twitter to promote #GoRed: