Colorado Springs, CO, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners has proclaimed Friday September 14, 2012 as Go Red for Women Day in recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke. El Paso County residents are encouraged to wear red on Friday to show their support for the work of the American Heart Association.
Commissioner Sallie Clark, a past Chair of the annual Go Red for Women event, read the resolution into the record, “Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness about heart disease – the leading cause of death for women – and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health. Making the right choices relating to proper nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle choices are essential to living a heart healthy life.”
“Thank you so much,” said Susan Davis co-chair of the Go Red For Women in Colorado Springs. “We appreciate your support.”
The American Heart Association says 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease and 26 percent of women die within a year of suffering a heart attack compared with 19 percent of men. Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of over 419,000 American females each year. But because women frequently suffer heart attacks without the classic chest pains and other symptoms experienced by men they may not recognize what’s happening and put off calling for help until it’s too late.
Go Red For Women events this Friday will be held at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs.
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Health Screening, Expo and Silent Auction
12 p.m.: Luncheon, with author Mara Purl
2 p.m.: Red Dress Dash
For more information about local events contact Dot Teso at 244-9583 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239