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By Regan Vacknitz
For the Sentinel 

'Wear Red' event focuses attention on heart disease


Contributed, MB Condon

A HEART FOR RED: Left to right, Sandra Choate and husband Ken; Angela Erland and Rebecca Simpson; and Leslie Hiebert and daughter Sara.

February brings to mind love, red, and hearts—which is exactly why Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) brought together the community for their annual “Wear Red” event. On Feb. 7, national “Wear Red Day,” 10 models strutted on the runway at the hospital, wearing the color red as a reminder that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

“Heart disease doesn’t care what you wear; it’s the number one killer of women,” according to a statement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. In 2009, heart disease killed more women than any other disease...

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