Next Month: Heart Health Awareness Month
2017 is off to a great start, and we’re looking forward to our February charitable initiative: Heart Health Awareness Month! Heart Health Awareness Month has been an annual event since 1964, when President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded its launch. The initiative focuses on the fact that cardiovascular disease is the nation’s number one killer of men and women – and it’s one of the leading causes of death for women, with one in three deaths occurring because of heart disease. That means one woman dies from heart disease and stroke every 80 seconds, but with awareness and preventative care, 80 percent of these deaths could be prevented.
As we always do this time of year, we’re dedicating the entire month to heart health. On Feb. 3 we’ll celebrate “National Wear Red Day,” and encourage all Associates to raise awareness for heart disease by wearing something red. Last year we were blown away by the pictures and stories everyone shared of their red outfits, and the personal stories that inspired Associates to participate. We can’t wait to see what everyone does this year! Please send us your photos!
If you have any other suggestions to raise awareness for heart health in February, please reach out and let us know. Let’s work together to bring an end to heart disease - once and for all!