Learn about the local women featured in our latest TV spot (above), and why they wanted to be a part of our effort:
My immediate family has been greatly impacted by heart disease. My children have grown up knowing how it can affect all of our lives. I am determined to Go Red—for them, for my husband, and for myself. Family is the most important thing, and doing what I can to stay healthy is the best thing I can do.
At Excellus we're always encouraging our members and employees to take charge of their own health by eating a healthy, balanced diet, staying active, and avoiding health risks like smoking; so it's important to me that I practice what I preach and Going Red is a great way to do that!
As a child I was hospitalized with rheumatic fever. My father and one of my brothers died young from massive heart attacks. That affected me very deeply. I am healthy, but I know I could and should be healthier. That’s why I Go Red for Women.
I’m Going Red so I can live a long healthy life. Long enough to see my young daughter grow up and start her own adult life, career and family. So my husband and I can still have some fun and create memories in our golden years. I'm teaching my daughter to “eat the good food first" and be active, physically and mentally.
I want to do more than tell my family I love them; I want to live long enough to show them. I want to make every memory I can, and enjoy every moment I can with them. That's why I decided to Go Red.
Last summer I experienced an atrial fibrillation, so I know how important it is to know the warning signs and seek medical help quickly. I was fortunate enough to be working at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, and through the wonderful care I received, I am now well and feeling great. That’s why I Go Red for Women!
Heart Attack Symptoms:
Give yourself a quick screening with the easy web-based health tool, My Life Check.
Impress your friends with more statistics and progress on the movement.
March 1st – Heart Run and Walk Expo
Healthy cooking by Jason Nole of Ancora, and Spinning at our booth, helpful links, videos, solutions, heart-healthy recipes and more.
March 2nd – America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk Event
We’ll be on Heartbreak Hill with a booth and the Hug. Even better, say hello to our Team walking in the Event!
May 1st – Go Red for Women Luncheon
Help us support this Luncheon. As title sponsor, we’ll give a brief talk on supporting women in our community.
March 4th – May 1st – Go Red Corporate Challenge
We’ll be a part of this fun event again this year. Drew Ward is this year’s Corporate Challenge Captain.
What else can you do? Start by helping yourself today with:
• Good diet
• Stress management
• Work-life balance
• Regular check-ups: Know your numbers.
• Pay attention to your body: Know the warning signs
Learn more at the Go Red for Women website.
Thanks for doing your part to stay healthy!
©2012, American Heart Association. Also known as the Heart Fund. TM Go Red trademark of AHA, Red Dress trademark of DHHS