The American Heart Association's GO RED FOR WOMEN day is being held Friday, February 2nd to bring awareness and education to the fight against heart disease and stroke.  NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY is a nationwide effort to bring attention to the need to fund research and continue education to help prevent the devastating effects of cardiovascular disease.

The American Heart Association encourages everyone to wear something colored red on February 2nd.  Heart disease can be a killer for both men and women.  Often men have more obvious symptoms associated with heart disease.  Women should have similar concerns.  One in three women dies from heart disease and stroke.

At a Friday morning press conference at Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York located at the corner of Court and Exchange Streets in Binghamton, Chairman, President and CEO Bruce Boyea said his company will illuminate their building with red lighting now through February 2nd in a show of support for the fight against heart disease in women.

Additional information on National Wear Red Day is available at: GO RED FOR WOMEN DOT ORG or by calling 607-341-8535.  GO RED FOR WOMEN is nationally sponsored by Macy's and CVS Health and locally by many businesses including Security Mutual Life and News Radio 1290 WNBF.

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