When Doris Stiers discovered Feb. 4 was National Wear Red Day, she was determined to get involved. The nationally celebrated event is being held to recognize heart disease in women.
It could be said the date inspired her- it was her younger sister’s birthday. Stiers’ sister died at 51 from a heart attack.
According to Stiers, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, even larger than cancer.
Tearfully, Stiers said if she could educate one woman, then hosting an event in Jellico would be well worth the effort.