By Yanik Ruiz-Ramon 

Heart Disease is often thought of as an “old man’s” disease, but it also affects women. In 2004 cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 women.

National Wear Red Day is hosted by the American Heart Association in order to raise awareness about the affect heart disease has on women of any age.

Learn more the campaign and different ways to remain heart healthy at any age: 

 Yanik Ruiz-Ramón is the Multimedia Producer for BPHC. Among other things, he shoots video and tweets kitten pictures at @HealthyBoston.