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Friday Is National ‘Wear Red Day' For Women

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Friday is National "Wear Red Day" as part of American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" campaign.

Heart disease is the number one killer in women. More women die of heart disease than the next three causes of death combined, including all cancers.

In honor of the day, the newborns in the nursery at Saint Thomas are ditching the usual pink and blue on Friday and sporting red knit caps.

Nashville Electric Service is already lit up red to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

The State Capitol, the Frist Center, and the Adventure Science Center will also go red. The Musica statues on Music Row also went red for the day.

State Representative Brenda Gilmore has sponsored a resolution proclaiming Friday National Wear Red Day in the State of Tennessee.

Also, the Country Music Hall of Fame is opening an exhibit that's going red for women. It's called "Something in Red", and will feature red ensembles from several country stars including Sara Evans and Naomi Judd.

The red dress is a symbol of the fight against heart disease.

The exhibit opens Friday, and runs through April.

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