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Las Vegas marks National Wear Red Day

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John, Olivia and three FOX5 producers Go Red for Women. (Stephanie Wheatley/FOX5) John, Olivia and three FOX5 producers Go Red for Women. (Stephanie Wheatley/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Friday marked the 10th annual National Wear Red Day, part of the Go Red for Women movement that kicks off American Heart Month.

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death among women. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness that the disease is preventable.

"To reduce your risk of heart disease you need to make certain lifestyle changes like eating healthy, exercising, just moving, dance - that's a great way to exercise. Don't smoke, get your blood pressure checked and cholesterol (checked) and monitor your blood sugar as well," said Geena Mattox with the American Heart Association.

Since the Go Red for Women campaign began, it's estimated more than 627,000 lives have been saved. Heart disease affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

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