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1/26/2018 - Hamilton Will ‘Go Red’ on Friday, February 2nd for Women’s Heart Health

Hamilton Will ‘Go Red’ on Friday, February 2nd for Women’s Heart Health

It will be very red around Hamilton Township once again this February.

Continuing a tradition, on Friday, February 2nd, Hamilton Township will again join many across the nation in wearing red to help promote awareness for Women’s Heart Health.

That day, Hamilton Township Municipal Government employees will be wearing red to help bring attention to this important health issue.  Beginning that evening and continuing throughout the weekend, the Township Municipal Building and a township historic home – The Grafton House – will be illuminated in the color red.

According to the American Heart Association -- which started the ‘Go Red’ initiative in 2004 to help dispel the common misperception that heart disease only affected older men -- heart disease and stroke account for 1 in 3 deaths among women each year.  Statistics indicated that an estimated 44 million across our country are affected by cardiovascular diseases, as well as that approximately one woman every 80 seconds will die from heart disease or stroke.  

“The sobering statistics regarding how heart disease affects women illustrates the need to continue raising awareness and educating our loved ones on the importance of women’s heart health; and that is why our community is continuing to do its part of spreading the message by ‘going red’,” explains Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede.  “The good news is that there are proactive steps women can take to manage their risk factors; and we hope our effort helps to promote that fact.”

The American Heart Association lists several heart disease risk factors that can be managed, such as  High blood pressure, Smoking, High blood cholesterol, Lack of regular activity, Obesity or overweight and Diabetes.  Additionally the association encourages women to schedule appointments with their medical doctors, as well as to learn their “personal health numbers”, such as Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI) and to work with their healthcare providers to determine their risk for developing heart disease. To learn more, residents can visit: GoRedForWomen.org

“I hope all of our residents will join us in wearing red on Friday, February 2nd so that we can promote women’s heart health awareness all across our community and can help to save the lives of even more women,” says Mayor Yaede.