Radio One Houston Supports National Wear Red Day For Heart Disease Awareness! [PHOTO]

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Radio One Houston urges all of our listeners to support the mission to spread awareness that heart disease is the No.1 killer of women!

Here are a few facts!!!

- Heart disease kills one in three women each year
‐ Heart disease kills nearly 100,000 African American women annually
‐ Of African American women ages 20 and older, 46.9% have heart disease
‐ Only 1 in 5 African American women believes she is personally at risk
‐ Only 50% of African American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack
‐ Only 43% of African American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk

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In the Hispanic community the numbers are just as daunting:

‐ Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women

‐ Only 1 in 3 Hispanic women are aware that heart disease is their No.1 killer

‐ Only 3 in 10 Hispanic women say they have been informed that they are at a higher risk

‐ Only 1 in 4 Hispanic women is aware of treatment options

‐ Hispanic women are more likely to take preventive actions for their family when it comes to

heart health, but do not know where to get information

These stats cannot be ignored. And it’s time to fight back. And now it’s time to Go Red.

Spread the word! #FeelRichGoesRed #GoRed #AHA

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