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Date:2/1/2012

ional risk factors for CVD, such as high blood pressure, have a substantially greater chance of having a major CVD event, such as heart attack or stroke, during their remaining lifetime than people with optimal levels of risk factors. For example, women with at least two major risk factors were three times as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as women with none or one risk factor (20.5 percent vs. 6.4 percent).

During American Heart Month, The Heart Truth and its partners are hosting activities to celebrate a decade of progress and to continue to urge American women to take charge of their heart health.

National Wear Red Day: Friday, Feb. 3

As part of its milestone anniversary, The Heart Truth will celebrate the 10th National Wear Red Day, when Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness. This year, the campaign is again encouraging women to take a photo of themselves or a group and share their heart health action online. For more information, visit The Heart Truth's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Heart-Truth/6476847301.

In addition, The Heart Truth will co-host a Twitter chat about heart health with Million Hearts and the American Heart Association from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To join the conversation, follow @thehearttruth and look for the hashtag #heartchat.

Red Dress Collection Fashion Show: Wednesday, Feb. 8

The Heart Truth unveils the 10th Red Dress Collection at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Kicking off New York Fashion Week, the Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show will feature more than 18 celebrities walking the runway in fashions created by some of America's top designers. During The Heart Truth's 10 years of partnership with the fashion industry, nearly 80 designers and 162 celebrities have participated in the annual Re
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