Hamilton ‘Goes Red’ for Women’s Heart
There was a lot of red around
the Hamilton Township Municipal Building today.
That’s because Hamilton
employees were once again helping to promote awareness for Women’s Heart
In addition, the Township
Municipal Building and Health Division Building will be lit in the color red,
beginning this evening, as a way to spread the important message across the
In 2004, the American Heart
Association started the ‘Go Red’ initiative as a way to raise awareness of
heart disease and stroke as one of the leading cause of death among U.S.
women. Since then, the effort has
extended beyond the United States into more than 50 countries.
According to the American Heart
Association, nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, although
cardiovascular diseases continue to be women’s greatest health threat.
“It is so important for us all
to help raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, particularly for women,”
says Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede. “Each
year, our employees wear red to help promote awareness; and we hope that it
will continue to encourage and remind our family, neighbors and loved ones to
learn more about the symptoms and regularly visit their medical
To learn more about the signs
and symptoms of heart disease and stroke, residents can visit: GoRedForWomen.org