FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WAN) One in three women die from heart disease, according to the American Heart Association(AHA). In order to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women, more than all forms of cancer combined, the AHA is asking that everyone wear red on Friday.
National Wear Red Day is part of the Go Red For Women movement. It was created by women, for women and is dedicated to uncovering the truth about heart disease.
The first National Wear Red Day was in 2003.
On Saturday, Fort Wayne will celebrate with the Red Dress Dash, a half mile run, jog or walk starting at Headwaters Park West. Men, women and children are encouraged to wear a red dress over winter clothes for the run.
The Red Dress Dash begins at 2 p.m., with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. People can pre-register at www.northeastindianagored.org.
The race starts at Headwaters Park West at 330 S. Clinton St. and ends on Cass Street near Fort Wayne Outfitters.