National Wear Red Day

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)-- You may have noticed more people sporting red on Friday, that's because it was National Wear Red Day.

It's a day to highlight preventative care to avoid heart disease in women. It's the leading cause of female death in the United States. In 2017, 299,578 women died from heart disease or stroke. Experts say that most risk factors like high cholesterol and high blood pressure are preventable.

National Wear Red Day is always on the first Friday of February. It started back in 2002.

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