Sign Up Today for 10th Annual Wear Red Day – February 1, 2012
It’s almost time to “go red” for the American Heart Association. Local businesses and organizations are being encouraged to join the 10th Anniversary National Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, February 1, 2013.
“Dozens of local businesses, hospitals, towns, schools have already signed up to wear red to help raise awareness and funds to fight the number one killer of women – cardiovascular disease,” said Mia Schipani, VP Business Development for RMS Companies and Chairman of the Go Red for Women Corporate Leadership Council, “Every dollar raised makes a significant impact in the fight against heart disease.”
National Wear Red Day is an easy, powerful way to speak up and show support for Go Red For Women - the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. Participants wear red, donate $5.00 to join the Go Red For Women® movement and receive a special 10th Anniversary red dress pin.
Almost 420,000 women die annually from cardiovascular diseases. That’s more female lives taken than from the next four causes of death combined, including all cancers. Heart disease is the number one killer of women age 25 and older. Stroke is the number four killer - women account for 61 percent of all stroke deaths annually.
Currently, some eight million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in six women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. In fact, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
The good news is that more than 80% of heart disease in women can be prevented by simple lifestyle changes. The American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement is about turning around these statistics. Women can find important health tips at www.goredforwomen.org including tools like “My Life Check” heart health assessment.
Participants can “go red” on February 1st by wearing a red dress, scarf, jacket, shirt, tie, hat or other item in support of all women who have been touched by heart disease or stroke.
For more information or to sign up your company or organization, call the American Heart Association at 845-905-2127 or visit www.wearredday.org to receive your materials and red dress pins before February.
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