Why go Red?
Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day®, February 2, 2018, encourage others to do the same and make the time to Know Your Numbers. Five numbers that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
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Share your photos
Organize your office to wear red, host an healthy breakfast or lunch with red food items. Take photos and send them to Jessica Downey @ JDowney@medinamemorial.org to be showcased on the Orleans Community Health Facebook page! Call 585-798-9541 for additional details!