By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly 40 bipartisan women lawmakers wore red Wednesday to celebrate the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

The Congressional women gathered on Capitol Hill for the photo and pledged to be part of the effort to reduce women’s heart disease and stroke risks.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women, and stroke is No. 4. In all, heart disease kills about 300,000 women a year, while stroke kills 82,000.

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