s &CHH Invites Community to “Go Red” For Heart Disease

Go Red For Women
Friday, February 3, 2012

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
540 Litchfield St
Torrington, CT
Ground Floor Cafeteria
11:30am – 1:30pm

Free Admission

February is American Heart Health Month, and The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is joining healthcare organizations and companies across the nation to GO RED on Friday, February 3rd to highlight symptoms and prevention methods for women regarding heart disease.

The public is invited to the CHH Cafeteria on Friday, February 3rd, for the hospital’s annual “Go Red For Women Day”, held in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s national campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women and encourage them to take charge of their health.  The CHH Cardiology Department is offering free blood pressure screenings, tips and information on heart disease from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.  The hospital’s food service has planned special heart healthy meal selections for purchase.

CHH staff members and all attending “Go Red For Women Day” are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness that day. Participants will receive a red dress pin or sticker to wear along with information about how they can make healthy choices every day.

“The national ‘Go Red’ campaign is designed for women, but men are most welcome to participate in this heart health initiative.  Many members of our community have been personally touched by heart disease and this is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness” said Laurene Wallace, Manager of Cardiology Services at the hospital.

According to the National Heart Association, heart disease affects one in three female adults and continues to be the leading cause of death in women, claiming over 480,000 women in the U.S. each year. Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power that women have and can use to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke

More women die from heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases than men, yet many women do not realize they are at risk.  Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 12 times as many American females as breast cancer. Stroke kills 2.3 times as many American females as breast cancer.

For more information on the “Go Red” program or cardiology services available at CHH, please call (860) 496-9512.

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