On Friday, February 2nd, Richards Industries employees arrived at work, proudly wearing red in support of the fight against heart disease. Wearing red served as an outward symbol of Richard’s commitment to fight heart disease through raising community awareness. Heart disease claims the lives of more American women than all cancers combined. Richards Industries does not take heart disease lightly and, for the second consecutive year, participated in the American Heart Association’s “National Wear Red Day.” Five numbers that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. It’s time for all women to learn the most critical numbers in their life — their hearts depend on it! Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago, the spread of heart disease awareness has made a large impact on American society. Over 21% fewer women have died from heart disease and 23% more women are aware that it’s their No. 1 threat. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke!