Wear Red Tomorrow! Fight Heart Disease!

UMass Memorial Health Care is participating in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1. Wear red tomorrow to raise awareness and help save women’s lives. Then post your pictures on our Facebook page using #umassmemorialgoesred. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign raises women’s heart health awareness and serves as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Remember, heart disease is not just a man’s disease. In fact, it is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure.

It’s Your Mission to Fight Heart Disease Today!

Go Red dressIt’s National Wear Red Day and hopefully you are showing you have heart by wearing red to help raise awareness about women and heart disease. Share your Go Red photos with us by emailing them to communications@umassmemorial.org and one lucky winner will receive a Go Red gift pack. Connie Nichols, MD, emergency medicine, was a winner of one of these at this week’s Innovation Celebration. The photos will be posted on Facebook where you can also find valuable tips about how you can improve your heart health this month. Here are a few tips from our employees:

  • I run around with my kids – Linda Lopez, radiology
  • I exercise, eat healthy and get regular checkups – Lori Davis, ambulatory
  • I go to the gym and do karate – Mitch Gitkind, MD, bariatric surgery