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Nevada first lady celebrates Wear Red Day

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sandovallogo-300x91-9214540-2072752CARSON CITY–First lady Kathleen Sandoval is joining thousands of Nevadans in celebrating the American Heart Association’s national Wear Red Day tomorrow. The event raises public awareness about heart disease and women.

“Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of women in the Silver State and I believe it is important that this campaign encourages women to focus on themselves,” Sandoval said. “I hope all women of all ages will join me in going red by exercising more, eating healthier, visiting their doctor and getting their friends and family members to do the same.”

“I am proud to join Kathleen in support of women and heart disease,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said. “I will be wearing a red tie on Friday. Any step we can take to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke is a productive one.”

Wear Red Day is part of the American Heart Association’s larger Go Red for Women campaign. According to the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women was created in 2004 to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women.

“Our goal tomorrow is not just to wear red–it is to save lives, one Nevadan at a time,” the first lady added.

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