"[Women] were being turned away at emergency, with people saying, 'it's not related to their heart' and they would go back home. [After returning] to their clinician to say, 'something is wrong, and I think it's my heart'. The clinician would say 'you're too young' or 'you're too fit', and wouldn't investigate their heart" -Dr. Colleen Norris, Professor and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta
Wear Red Canada Day is back for its fifth year running on February 13th to help raise awareness for women's cardiovascular health and its differences versus male cardiovascular health.
Dr. Colleen Norris, Professor and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, spoke with Windspeaker Media about her relation the movement and what it's all about.
Dr. Norris has always been interested in heart health in women, and she joined Wear Red Canada to express her knowledge and concerns on the topic.
Norris Ford in Wainwright showing support for "Wear Red Canada Day" (Photo credits - Wear Red Canada)
Wear Red Canada has been around for a few years now, and Dr. Norris explained how it started with a small group of people, and where it all was evoked.
Further information on Wear Red Canada and how you can show support can be found at their website.
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