GRAFTON—The staff at Grafton City Hospital knows the importance of ensuring your health and wellbeing are in the forefront of your mind, so to help draw attention to the need for women to focus on their heart health, they will be hosting a special event.
February has been deemed American Heart Month and on the first Friday of the month, individuals are encouraged to don their red apparel to help raise awareness for heart health. Grafton City Hospital will be joining the ranks of hospitals across the nation focusing on this special cause.
It has been reported that one in three women fall victim to cardiovascular disease. The folks at Grafton City Hospital think that it is high time that those numbers change and are demanding that with it comes to women’s heart health, awareness is key.
The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is no longer just about wearing red and sharing heart health facts. Now, it is about all women making a commitment to stand together to take charge of their own heart health, as well as the heart health of those they could not live without.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 percent of cardiac events are preventable, yet cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat.
They are asking residents to please join them in wearing red on Friday, February 7 and to join them in their fight to eradicate heart disease and stroke. On Friday, they are inviting the public to join them at the entrance of the hospital for a special community awareness program at 1:00 p.m.
There, they will be showing support and raising awareness about cardiovascular disease in an attempt to save lives, sharing that when we come together, there is nothing that we can’t do.