Health & Wellness

Go Red for Women Activities in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Fri, Feb. 6

Ladies in Red. Pictured (left to right) are Lisa Halloran, Mayor Colleen Mahr, Diane Howarth, Pat Hoynes, Tricia Halloran, Colleen Huehn. Credits: John Mooeny
FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Friday, Feb. 6 is "Go Red for Women" Day across the country.
A major initiative of the American Heart Association's outreach for Heart Month, the effort seeks to educate the public that it's not just a man's disease. One in three women die of heart disease and stroke, and it's the leading cause of death in America. In fact, women die more of heart attacks than men because their symptoms are more vague and often go undiagnosed. The good news is that much of can be done to promote good heart health.
On Friday, Feb. 6th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.,The Chelsea on South Ave. in Fanwood will host a free women's heart awareness at a health fair to create awareness and to educate everyone on prevention. The event features speakers, a mini yoga class, blood pressure checks, healthy food cooking demos, a raffle, and some healthy snacks. The event is sponsored by The Chelsea and the Little Hearts Big World Training Center. 
"Our goal this year is to increase participation and get information about this important heart health awareness campaign out to all women -- and the men who love them -- in our community," said Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, who has ensured that Borough Hall will be lit in red lights on Friday. "We will be 'lighting the town red' on Friday evening when Borough Hall will bask in red lights to remind people about this important issue."

Additionally, from now until Feb. 28, 2015, women can participate in the Go Red Selfie promotion. Simply take a selfie and share it on Instagram or Twitter along with the hashtags #GoRedSelfie. 
On its dedicated GoRedforWomen page, the AHA offers excellent health information, including:

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