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Mayor Bill Ketron Announces "Wear Red Day"

Written By Middle Tennessee News reporter Nick Carnevale

Mayor Bill Ketron declares Feb. 7 as "Wear Red Day" in Rutherford County. He identifies the entire month as "American Heart Month."

According to the American Heart Association, the number one killer of women is cardiovascular disease. "Wear Red Day" aims to seek awareness about this atrocious sickness.

In Mayor Bill Ketron's proclamation, he said, "[We encourage] all residents to join the American Heart Association in fighting cardiovascular diseases by identifying symptoms and taking preventative measures that will increase survival rates and save thousands of lives each year.”

He added, "We hope the community will participate by wearing red Friday."

You can show support for the battle against cardiovascular diseases by wearing red and useing the hashtag #WearRedDay on social media.

For more information regarding symptoms of cardiovascular disease, stroke or heart attack, visit


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