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KUSA - Friday, Feb. 7 is National Wear Red Day.

The goal of National Wear Red Day is to build awareness and urge women to take concrete actions to reduce their risk of heart disease, and to raise necessary funds for research and education. Learn more about the event here: http://on.fb.me/1lG34yG.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women - killing more women than all forms of cancer combined.

An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular disease. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

Wear Red and Join the American Heart Association at the State Capitol on Wear Red Day. Mingle with your legislators and help educate our lawmakers about women and heart disease. Heart both the House and Senate declare Friday as Wear Red Day in Colorado from the floor.

On Friday, get 10 percent off participating stores in Cherry Creek North, where you will also have the opportunity to enter a District-wide enter-to-win contest for a Cherry Creek North gift card. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1gT60pv.

Also on Friday, go to Rose Medical Center where the Denver Broncos' mascot Miles will be visiting patients at 9 a.m. and will deliver red balloons and Wear Red Day red-dress pins.

On Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Park Meadows Retail Resort in the Macy's Court, you can receive information and tips on keeping your heart healthy, Wine charm craft station, Free blood pressure screenings, Macy's Red lip bar, Music, prize drawings, and swag bags for first 100 guests, Preview the latest Go Red fashions from Macy's, hear from local heart survivors and share why you "Go Red" with our glam cam photos. More information can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1lG34yG.

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