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Madison Snaps: February 6, 2009
Madison Goes Red for Women again
Madison Goes Red for Women again
Credit:Kristian Knutsen

Today's image is titled "Madison Goes Red for Women again" was photographed by Kristian Knutsen.

A warm glow of red lit up the Wisconsin Capitol Dome on Thursday night, the colored lights a particularly visible element of the annual Go Red For Women health awareness campaign put on by the American Heart Association. This illumination was in observance of American Heart Month, marked by the health organization every February since 1963, and as the kickoff for National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6.

"More than 41 million American women are living with one or more type of cardiovascular disease, yet only one in five view heart disease as their greatest health threat," details an AHA announcement about this annual campaign. "In fact, more women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer."

Free health screenings were provided inside the Capitol on Thursday, along with an educational session detailing the risks of this number one killer of women in Wisconsin and the nation, along with strategies for prevention. The dome was subsequently illuminated remind all of Madison about the campaign. More awareness events are planned through the weekend, and the Capitol dome will glow red once again this month.

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