FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2013
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Glenville State College
Glenville, WV–Local residents are invited to join Glenville State College and the American Heart Association for the 10th anniversary celebration of ‘Wear Red Day.’ The GSC campus will be the site of a free ‘Wear Red Day’ Luncheon on Tuesday, February 26th at 12:00 p.m. in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom. The event will be one of many scheduled around the state and the nation to raise awareness about heart disease which is the number killer of women in America.
The American Heart Association’s ‘Wear Red Day’ encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion, and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.
GSC’s Campus Health Nurse and event organizer Ronda Williams is encouraging everyone, men and women, to participate by wearing red to work that day, and by attending the free luncheon. “Glenville State College is proud to be joining the American Heart Association and concerned companies and organizations across America in the fight against the number one killer of women as well as of men. Our ‘Wear Red Day’ luncheon is a chance for us to serve the local community by helping women learn about this devastating disease and what they can do to minimize their risks of heart disease” said Williams. ‘Wear Red Day’ events also help raise funds that the American Heart Association uses to advance its research and education efforts.
The guest speakers for the luncheon will be Tony Leach and Betsy Thornton from the West Virginia Cardiovascular Health Program. They will be talking about the CDC’s newest initiative, ‘Million Hearts,’ whose goal is to reduce one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.
The annual GSC ‘Wear Red Day’ luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are requested to help with food preparation and seating arrangements.
For more information about the event or to make a reservation, contact Williams at Ronda.Williams@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6430.