One day a year red takes over as the most fashionable color in Fort Wayne in which to be seen! That day is the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women “Wear Red Day.”
On Friday, February 1, show your support of the Go Red For Women movement, a nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease, by wearing red! One in three women has cardiovascular disease, and every minute one woman dies as a result of this health threat.
Thanks to the participation of millions of people across the country, the color red and the red dress have become linked with creating awareness of heart disease in women.
More than 10,000 companies participate in Wear Red Day, and many cities across the nation illuminate monuments, landmarks and major buildings in red to show their support in the fight against heart disease.
The American Heart Association and Lutheran Hospital are encouraging Fort Wayne companies, organizations, groups and individuals to join others across the nation and participate in Wear Red Day to build awareness and take action against women’s Number 1 killer – heart disease.
Some companies and buildings in Fort Wayne supporting efforts to Go Red in February include Lutheran Hospital, Do it Best Corp, Brighton Collectibles and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
“Lutheran Hospital supports the Go Red For Women movement and encourages local businesses and individuals to join the fight against heart disease in women,” said Joe Dorko, President and CEO of Lutheran Hospital. “I want to encourage all business leaders to participate in Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1, and ask your employees to do the same. Doing so sends the message that you want to help save the hearts of women who mean so much to us.”
Go Red for Women offers a Wear Red Day toolkit that provides all the information needed to participate in Wear Red Day. Call Julie Moore at (800)229-1503 or visit www.GoRedForWomen.org to find out more about Wear Red Day and Go Red for Women. The movement is locally sponsored by Lutheran Hospital, WANE-TV 15, and WAJI 95.1 FM.
About Go Red For Women
Since 2004, Go Red For Women has captured the energy, passion, and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe our heart disease—the No. 1 killer of women. Today we want millions of women across American to take heart disease personally. Using the simple platform “Love Your Heart,” Go Red For Women engages these women—and the men who love them—to embrace the cause. Healthcare providers, celebrities, and politicians also elevate the cause and spread the word about women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit www.GoRedForWomen.org. The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.
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