Celebrate 10 Years Of Go Red For Women On Wear Red Day, February - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Celebrate 10 Years Of Go Red For Women On Wear Red Day, February 1

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy American Heart Association Photo courtesy American Heart Association

SPOKANE, Wash. – Red will be the color of the day on Friday, February 1, 2013 as women, men, and local landmarks "go red" to join a nationwide effort in saving women from heart disease, their No. 1 killer.  This will be the 10th National Wear Red Day since the American Heart Association (AHA) launched Go Red For Women® in 2004 to dispel myths and raise awareness about heart disease, which today claims about one life per minute.   

Spokane Mayor David A. Condon and his wife Kristen will declare the proclamation for February 1 as Wear Red Day and February as American Heart Month in a brief ceremony at the Riverfront Park Clocktower at 11:00 a.m.  The proclamation will be presented to the American Heart Association's local division, and the Clocktower will be one of the landmarks that will light up red for Wear Red Day.  During the ceremony, Spokane's Step UP and Go initiative will kick off its City Challenge for heart month and red T-shirts will be given out to attendees who sign up to take the challenge to be more physically active.  

"Thanks to Go Red, 330 less women are dying from heart disease every day.  But still it remains to be the biggest threat to a woman's health and only about half of women are aware of this," said Catherine Grier, chair of the Go Red campaign and executive director, Connect Northwest.  "We encourage everyone to participate on Wear Red Day and send a lifesaving message to women."  

The AHA will also hold its annual Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, February 6 at the Spokane Convention Center to educate women and inspire them to support the cause. According to the AHA, women today are still less likely to seek treatment, less likely to receive needed therapies, and more likely to be charged higher health care premiums than men. In addition, heart disease research is still heavily focused on men. "The fight is far from over," said Greer.   "The luncheon supports initiatives by the American Heart Association to gain equality for women in the study, prevention and treatment of heart disease." Event organizers hope to raise $150,000 for the AHA.

For tickets and information about the Go Red For Women Luncheon, visit SpokaneGoRedLuncheon.org or call the AHA at (509) 536-1500. For the free guide to Wear Red Day, visit GoRedForWomen.org/WearRedDay.    

The Go Red For Women Luncheon is locally presented by Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital, and sponsored by Vandervert Construction and Premera Blue Cross.  Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck. 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • BEAUTIFUL HOMES: Top 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In CDA

    BEAUTIFUL HOMES: Top 10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In CDA

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:20:34 GMT
    KHQ.COM - When it comes to shopping around for a house, it's always fun to dream. We did a search for some of the most expensive homes for sale right now in the Coeur d' Alene area.>>
    KHQ.COM - When it comes to shopping around for a house, it's always fun to dream. We did a search for some of the most expensive homes for sale right now in the Coeur d' Alene area.>>
  • WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:35 GMT
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.>>
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
    >>
  • Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:13:11 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
    >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
    >>