BOSTON – On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Senator Friedman joined Attorney General Maura Healey, Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Senate President Harriette Chandler, and many other legislative colleagues at the annual Go Red For Women Movement at the State House. The event was hosted by the American Heart Association and the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, which Senator Friedman is a member of.
Legislators from across the state wore red in honor of National Wear Red Day to support the cause, raise awareness for heart disease and stroke among women and advocate for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.
“Every 80 seconds, a woman dies of heart disease, but eighty percent of cardiovascular diseases can be prevented,” said Senator Friedman. “It is critically important for us to encourage all of the women in our lives to go to the doctor, monitor their blood pressure, and stay active to maintain a healthy heart.”