On Friday, February 1, in honor of Heart Month, Meriter took a stand against America’s #1 killer of women: heart disease. Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. The first step in finding a solution to this health crisis is education and awareness. Meriter’s doctors, nurses and staff united for the cause and showed up to work dressed in red, together taking a big step in raising awareness about the severity of heart disease.
In 2003, the American Heart Association faced a challenge; Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel these myths, the American Heart Association, along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness of this critical issue. Each year, on the first Friday in February, millions of women and men come together to wear red, take action and commit to fighting this deadly disease.
To make a donation toward life-saving research, education, and community programs to help women live longer, heart-healthy lives, visit Go Red for Women or you can support the Cardiovascular Services fund at Meriter by donating through the Meriter Foundation.
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