‘Go Red for Women’ day selected for 2009

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association urge women to join the “Go Red for Women” movement and wear something red on Friday, February 6, 2009 in awareness of the number one killer of women - cardiovascular disease.
Every year since 1984, more women than men have died from cardiovascular disease. In fact, heart disease and stroke are the number one and three killers of Long Island women, respectively.
Go Red for Women allows contributors to reach a personal level with those inflicted with heart disease as well as other sponsors. Leading others to valuable and understandable resources will help to gain visibility in the community as a partner with the Go Red for Women movement, create friendships, rally around a common goal, boost morale and save lives.
For just $5, women of Long Island can help organize support from friends, family and co-workers to further the ongoing drive to prevent heart disease in women. Event coordinators will receive a coordinator kit complete with 2009 Special Edition Red Dress pins and stickers and a Wear Red Day downloadable DVD.
Participants are also given the chance to join more than one million walkers in more than 450 events in the Heart Walk to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living. Last year’s “Painting Long Island Red” fundraiser received support from walkers all over the country, from everyday working people to big businesses and CEOs.
Go Red for Women captures the energy, passion, and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease - the number one killer of women.
Since 2004, The American Heart Association has fostered Go Red from a grassroots campaign into a vibrant national movement. Using the simple slogan “Love Your Heart,” Go Red for Women aims to mobilize women, men, celebrities, healthcare providers and politicians to embrace and elevate the cause of women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red for Women, please call 888-MY-HEART (888-694-3278) or visit GoRedForWomen.org.

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