by ecorazzicontributor
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Cheryl Hines, of Curb Your Enthusiasm, is hoping to curb our attention toward a heart disease awareness campaign for women (see what I did there?).

The 45-year-old was inspired to become the face of the Go Red For Women campaign after nearly losing her father to the condition.

On an interview with the Today Show this morning, Hines said, “My father had a heart attack a few years ago and it was very traumatic, of course. He’s fine now, he had open heart surgery. We found out that he has heart disease and he stopped smoking. He’s taking care of himself now and is back on the golf course.” She then added, “When something like that happens to you and you literally almost die, I think you really evaluate your life and your lifestyle and say, ‘Is it worth it?’”

The Go Red For Women campaign aims to raise awareness to the disease and urges Americans to show their support for the cause by wearing red clothing on Friday, Feb. 4th, during National Heart Month.

The day is still young! So, if you haven’t had a chance to get on your red duds yet, there’s still time, or you can check out other ways to get involved here.

Watch Hines’ interview on the Today Show below!