Monday , October 18 2021

Wear red female heart health



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Friday is Red Wear. It supports the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement.

Watertown Mayor Joe Butler announced a day at the Wear Red Watertown ceremony on Friday morning at the Kinney Drug Store on Washington Street.

It's a day dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease in women.

The American Heart Association says that one in three women dies of heart disease and that it is the first killer of women.

Kelly Macutek, a local heart disease survivor, shared her story.

"I want someone who could fight who could just get a diagnosis to find out that there have been achievements and you can live a truly happy life," she said.

"Heart disease is a silent murderer for women, they do not have the same symptoms as heart attacks in men," said Stacy Spaziani, Regional Director of the Heart Association. "It's all about women today."

7 News is a National Wear Red Day sponsor. Several of our employees joined and wore red.

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