Despite dreary weather, it was hard not to see red Friday. The American Heart Association wants to remind people, especially women, about the dangers of heart disease.
Across the nation Friday, many people and businesses decided to "Go Red for Women." It's part of a national campaign to encourage heart healthy choices, since heart disease has become the number one killer of women.
"Heart disease has been growing in women more than in men," says Mary Beth Krebsbach, an organizer of the campaign for RCU employees. "It's because, I think, women tend to take care of others before they take care of themselves and they need to start to take care of themselves first so they'll be around to take care of others."
As part of their efforts to support the American Heart Association, RCU employees raised $1,800 in donations in one week.