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In honor of National WEAR RED DAY, February 3, 2012, several of Jaco, Inc employees are showing their support for women’s heart health by wearing RED and walking during their lunch break in the spirit of keeping their hearts healthy and encouraging others to do so.

The Heart Truth®—a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease—created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women.  The campaign is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood institute, U.S. Department of Heatlh and Human Services, and other partner organizations.

Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among women from 34 percent in 2000 to 69 percent in 2009-most fail to make the connection between its risk factors and their personal risk of developing heart disease. In fact, heart disease kills one out of every four American women.

For more information, visit hearttruth.gov or call the NHLBI Health Information Center at 301-592-8573.

One in four women in the United States dies of heart disease, while one in 30 dies of breast cancer.  An astonishing 80 percent of women ages 40 to 60 have one or more risk factors for heart disease.  According to research compiled by the NHLBI, having just one risk factor doubles your chance of developing heart disease.

® The Heart Truth, its logo, The Red Dress, and Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear—It’s the #1 Killer of Women are registered trademarks of HHS.

® National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.

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