Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Celebrate Heart Month and Wear Red Day


Central Arkansans and Local businesses celebrate American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – February 2, 2010 – February is Nationally known as American Heart Month and on Friday, February 5, National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement is asking Arkansas women and men to bring a voice to this silent killer by Wearing Red. One in three women suffers in silence, and almost one woman dies every minute of this largely preventable disease. The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone across the state to wear red.
As a part of Heart Month the Central Arkansas American Heart Association will present:

WHAT: The 2010 Central Arkansas Go Red For Women Survivor Gallery Unveiling;
a poster series featuring personal stories of local women who have recovered from heart disease or mothers that have children with heart disease. These real-life survivors are sharing their experiences to inspire other women to improve their heart health.

WHO: Special Guests:10 Heart Disease Survivors and their families including
Rev. Betsy Singleton and Phyllis Brandon
First Lady Ginger Beebe
Elizabeth Small
Danny Gaines, Chesapeake Energy

WHEN: NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY Friday, February 5, 2010, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Arkansas State Capitol 2nd Floor Rotunda
*Survivors at the Capitol as well as participants at the unveiling will be available for photo opportunities as well as interviews. If you would like to do a special or feature story; please contact Terri Clark and we will make all necessary arrangements.

Also as a part of the Heart Month Celebration local Buildings will be Going Red; the Bank of American building downtown will feature a red heart on the east and south sides of the building throughout the month of February. The lights on The Big Dam Bridge will be turned red throughout February. The following buildings will display a Go Red For Women banner during the month: Acxiom, Arvest Bank Building (downtown), Baldwin Shell Building, Little Rock City Hall and St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.

One of the many companies that’s speaking up to support Go Red For Women this February is Jiffy Lube. For the third consecutive year, Jiffy Lube is rolling out its Maintenance Partners for Life program to help raise funds and awareness for heart disease prevention. From February 1 through March 14, 2010, Jiffy Lube customers who make a $3 donation to Go Red will receive the Maintenance Partners for Life book and will contribute to Jiffy Lube’s goal of raising $1 million for the cause with this year’s program.

About Go Red For Women - Go Red For Women is part of the American Heart Association’s solution to help save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer, which is largely preventable.

GoRedForWomen.org, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into lifesaving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.

1 comments:

Dr. Economides on May 23, 2010 at 7:33 PM said...

Medical diagnosis on cardiovascular system such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, hypertension and alike can be determined through vital signs monitoring, food intake, daily activities and leisure. So it is very important to have an active lifestyle and appropriate food choices to prevent such diseases.

 

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