Women Should Make Heart Health A Priority
In honor of National Wear Red Day today, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich urged women today to take control of their health and lower their risk of heart disease - the number one killer of American women. In fact, one in every four women dies of heart disease. The latest statistics show that more than 14,300 women in Illinois died from heart disease in 2005. National Wear Red Day is a day when women and men across the country wear red to show their support for this life-saving women's heart disease awareness campaign. To help increase awareness in Illinois of women's heart disease, Gov. Blagojevich proclaimed February "Women's Healthy Heart Month."