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Madison to launch American Heart Month Thursday

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in this country.

Soon, Madison buildings will light up red to begin American Heart Month.

It's a time to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease.

On Thursday, the American Heart Association will be holding a party at the Overture Center for the Arts, as the building is lit red and February is declared American Heart Month.

The event begins at 5pm.

In addition, Friday is National Wear Red Day.

Thousands in Wisconsin will join the American Heart Association to help shed light on this issue across the state, including heart disease survivor and Madison's own Go Red For Women Passion Committee Chairwoman, Sandy Musacchio.

"Going Red is as easy as putting on a red dress, a red scarf, a red tie, a red piece of jewelry or a red dress pin – just WEAR RED to show your support," says Musacchio.

WKOW is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement.

We will be showcasing a number of Go Red events throughout the upcoming months that impact the health of women.

There are also a number of ways to get involved in American Heart Month and live a healthier life.

Click here for more information.

Click on the camera icon to watch 27 News' Amber Noggle's interview with Go Red For Women Passion Committee Chairwoman, Sandy Musacchio.

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