NEWSLETTER-February 2020


The Nation Comes Together In February

National Wear Red Day: Friday, February 7, 2020

On the first Friday of every February, which has been designated as the American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal; the eradication of heart disease and stroke.

American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. The first American Heart Month took place in February of 1964. It was proclaimed by President Johnson, via Proclamation 3566, on December 30, 1963. The Congress, by joint resolution on that date, requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating February as American Heart Month. While it is a federally designated month in the United States, it is so important for everyone to realize that cardiovascular disease knows no borders.

GO RED FOR WOMEN is the American Heart Association’s global initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women. Launched in 2004 to close the gap in awareness, Go Red quickly expanded into a worldwide movement dedicated to removing the barriers women face to achieving good health and wellbeing. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. 88% of women worry about their mom’s health.

Learn what it means to Go Red For Women to help women in your life to fight back:

G: Get Your Numbers

Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure & cholesterol.

O: Own Your Lifestyle

Stop Smoking, lose weight, exercise & eat healthy. Only YOU can do it!

R: Realize Your Risk

We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills one of three women.

E: Educate Your Family

Make healthy food choices for you and your family. Be sure to stay active.

D: Don’t Be Silent

Tell EVERY woman you know that heart disease is the number one killer.


Greg Winer February 3, 1997
Kim Rymer February 7, 2002
John Rymer February 5, 2004
Mike Barfield February 23, 2004
Randy Smith February 14, 2008
Rafael Ramirez February 27, 2012
Brad Parsons February 1, 2013
Brent Parsons February 1, 2013
Jose Bahena February 4, 2013
Eric Pearce February 16, 2018
Orville Cupit
February 7, 2019

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