BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Local women are coming together to raise awareness for a disease that kills one woman every minute.
Bakersfield women will show their support to the American Heart Association on Thursday during National Wear Red Day to help kick off Heart Month. They'll be dressed in red and holding up signs at various street corners to raise awareness about heart disease.
National Wear Red Day is part of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement -- which aims to educate, encourage and empower women to take action to fight heart disease and live a longer, stronger, and healthier life.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is America's No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of a woman every 60 seconds.
Go Red For Women in sponsored nationally by Macy*s and Merck and locally by Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.