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‘Go Red for Women’ Friday

Feb 01, 2018
PHOTO SUBMITTED The SunnyBrook Assisted Living staff will be wearing red T-shirts Friday for Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association’s heart health awareness day. The staff will be doing a variety of heart healthy events throughout February.

Friday is the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women,” heart health awareness day.

Everyone is encouraged to wear red to bring awareness to women’s heart health. Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year — more than all cancers combined.

The employees at SunnyBrook Assisted Living are wearing red shirts every Friday in February to demonstrate that “Your heart matters to me.”

According to SunnyBrook Marketing Director Ginny Hughes, “Your heart matters to me” has a double meaning.

“We care about their physical heart, but we also care about their emotional heart,” she explained. “We are a family here and we care for our residents’ hearts on a physical and emotional level.”

SunnyBrook Assisted Living will be doing a variety of heart healthy events throughout the month of February.

According to the American Heart Association’s website www.goredforwomen.org, Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women because it’s not just a man’s disease. In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease and stroke. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart-healthy life.

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