Seeing RED on Friday

Wear red on Friday, as part of awareness of women's heart disease

To do on Friday: wear red.

It's the American Heart Association's effort to raise awareness of heart disease as the #1 killer of women.

Many Central New York businesses urge their staffers to be involved (including CNY Central, where you'll see a lot of red in our broadcasts on Friday).

Many Syracuse buildings will also be illuminated in red, to raise awareness.

Kathryn Ruscitto, who heads up St. Joseph's Hospital, and also heads up the local effort for American Heart, says you can also start prevention by knowing your numbers: cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI (Body Mass Index) and doing something about those numbers. (Her interview from Saturday's Weekend Today in CNY is attached)

For more information: American Heart Association at 234-4700, or