Health & Wellness

Borough of South Plainfield Employees “Wear Red for Women”

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough of South Plainfield employees participated in the National Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, February 03, 2017. The day has become an annual event at the Borough.

Wear Red Day is a national awareness movement initiated by the American Heart Association to highlight the number one cause of death among women: heart disease, stroke and all other cardiovascular diseases.

Many of the borough employees wore red and contributed to the Go Red for Women initiative by purchasing hearts for $5.00 which was hung along the door to the Mayor’s office.  The money that was raised is to be used towards to help raise awareness of heart disease and strokes.  This is the sixth year the borough has participated in this initiative.  

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American Heart Association stats on women and heart disease:

·         Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

·         Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.

·          An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.

·         90% of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.

·         Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.

·         The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood.

·         While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.

·         Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.

·         Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies.

Anne Daley, confidential assistant to the Mayor organized the event. “This is an important campaign and I’m happy to see so many of the employee’s participate each year” stated Daley.  “The employees really enjoy it, and it seems everyone likes to come together for a good cause.”

Daley reported she collected $185.00; the Mayor matched the funds with a little extra and donated $250.00 and TAPinto South Plainfield donated $200.00.  The total donation to the American Heart Association will be $635.00.

For more information on the National Wear Red Day for Women and the Go Red initiative, go to www.goredforwomen.org.  For additional information on heart disease, visit the American Heart Association’s website at www.heart.org.

National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of the HHS and AHA.

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