Bennett declares Friday Go Red for Women Day


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – February is Heart health and Awareness month and Terre Haute officials want to help keep you safe.

On Thursday, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett proclaimed Friday, Feb. 7 Go Red for Women Day. It’s an effort to encourage women and men to educate themselves on the risks of heart disease.

Health experts say heart disease is the number one killer of men and women across the United States.

“We’re trying to increase awareness by not just wearing red but also being a more active part in the community, getting our patients to become tested, and be proactive with prevention, not just treatment for heart disease,” Tony Nasser, M.D. said.

The American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day for over 10 years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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