Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Statement on American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day

Feb 1, 2013
Press Release

(West Columbia) – Congressman Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in observance of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day:

“Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and takes the life of one in three women each year.  This disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.  These facts are a cause for action and our community must join together to spread awareness of heart disease to all the women in our lives.

“As a member of Congress and the former Lexington County Chairman of the American Heart Association (AHA), I appreciate the AHA’s efforts in designating February as the ‘Making America Go Red’ month in order to educate our nation’s women on the risks, causes, and prevention of this illness.  As a way to show support for this initiative, my staff and I have worn red and pledge to make our loved ones aware of the growing risks imposed by America’s number one cause of death.

“Over the next month, I encourage each of you to learn more about heart disease so that you can prevent and decrease the risk of death within your families and communities.”

*To learn more, I encourage you to visit or call the South Carolina Heart Association at (803) 738-9540.