Hamilton Goes Red for Women’s Heart Health
Tonight, if you ride by the Township Municipal Building on Greenwood Avenue and see it lit up in the color red, don’t worry…it is for a very good cause. While Hamilton Township has been keeping itself “Clean and Green” through efforts to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, save on energy costs and improve the environment, today, Hamilton Township has gone “red” to help promote awareness of heart disease and its effect upon women.
Today, Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day 2010, which aims to reverse the heath statistics which show heart disease as the number one cause of death for American women.
Hamilton Township has joined in the effort to increase awareness over this important health issue. Today many Township employees, including Mayor Bencivengo, wore the color red as part of the cause. During the past week, the Township began a collection of monetary donations among all employees, which will be given to the American Heart Association for cardiovascular disease research. And finally, tonight the illumination of the Municipal Building in the color red will promote awareness to residents of the community.
“Today is about raising awareness of the serious risks that heart disease poses for women and about working to reduce its occurrence as we move forward together,” said Mayor Bencivengo. “Here in Hamilton, we want to be part of the solution; and I invite residents to join us in this effort.”
Residents can find out more information on “National Wear Red Day” and ways to make financial contribution to the American Heart Association for research through the website: www.goredforwomen.org
“Heart disease in women does not only affect women - it also affects men, because it impacts the lives of our mothers, wives, children, friends and neighbors,” concluded Mayor Bencivengo. “All of us must work together to help reduce the prevalence of heart disease in women.”