HCC Hosting a Go Pink and Red Special Event
Taking place at Franklin Memorial Hospital on Feb. 26
February 5, 2013
The national “Go Red for Women” public awareness campaign happening during the month of February, aims to educate all women that it’s not too late to take action to control the risk factors of heart disease. Its message is paired with an arresting visual—the red dress—a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.
The campaign warns that heart disease is the cause of death in one out of three women annually. In addition, research shows that most women underestimate their personal risk and do not fully understand the devastating impact that cardiovascular diseases can have on one’s life and family.
In conjunction with the Go Red campaign, the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County is encouraging all residents to wear pink on Mondays and red on Fridays to bring a visual awareness to the issue locally. Those who wear the suggested colors can submit their names into a weekly drawing by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Christine Bruen at 779-2927.
In addition, HCC is hosting a Go Pink and Red special event on Tuesday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about heart disease, as well as breast cancer risk factors in women; have a blood pressure check; and assistance scheduling a mammogram if applicable. This event is made possible through funding from the Avon Foundation Breast Health Outreach Program.
All attendees to this free event will be eligible to enter a drawing for door prizes. And, those who attend wearing pink or red will double their chances of winning. For additional information, contact Bruen at 779-2927.
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