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.

Show Your Support: Go Red for Women

February is National Heart Month, and we are celebrating Go Red for Women – a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association – throughout our system. Here’s how you can take part:

Get Ready for Go Red Festivities This Week!

Throughout our system, we are celebrating Go Red for Women, a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Here’s how you can take part:

  • Wear Red Day: Friday, February 2. Post pictures on our facebook page.
  • Visit the University, Memorial and Hahnemann campus cafeterias on Friday, February 2, for heart healthy menu options.
  • Raffle baskets: Win any of our baskets to raise money for the American Heart Association. Stay tuned for details on how to buy tickets.
  • Join the Go Red movement. Print poster for your area.
  • Learn tips and more on heart health.

Go Red Is Today; Celebrate Women’s Heart Health Awareness

The video, below, is promoted by Go Red for Women to raise awareness of heart disease symptoms in women. Ladies, if you had heart disease, would you recognize the symptoms? Sweating. Pressure. Nausea. Jaw pain. Believe it or not, these are all symptoms of a heart attack for women. Visit this website and take a few minutes to educate yourself. Reminder: If your team is wearing red today, be sure to post pictures on our Facebook page and use #goredwearred.

Wear Red on Friday, Raise Awareness to Fight Heart Disease!  

red-heartUMass Memorial Health Care is participating in National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 3. Wear red to raise awareness and help save women’s lives, and post your staff pictures on our Facebook page; use #goredwearred. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign raises awareness of heart disease. Remember, it’s not just a man’s disease. The fact is: Heart disease 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.

How You Can Get Involved in Go Red for Women Festivities!

go-red-for-women-logoThroughout our system, we are celebrating Go Red for Women, a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Here’s how you can take part:

In Support of Women and Heart Disease, We Wore Red! 

Pictured (top, from left): Transplant Team, 3 West Cardiac Unit and Information Services, and (bottom) leadership and administrative staff at Biotech One.

Pictured (top, from left): Transplant Team, 3 West Cardiac Unit and Information Services, and (bottom) leadership and administrative staff at Biotech One.

From red ties, dresses and shoes, across our health care system, patients, visitors and staff wore red to celebrate National Wear Red Day last Friday. Visit our Facebook page to see the gallery of pictures. Through raffle baskets, selling Go Red pins, and more, we were able to raise $10,126 to support the American Heart Association. See the list of winners. It’s not too late to educate yourself on the effects of women and heart disease, visit our website. A special thanks to the staff in the cafeteria who embraced Go Red by decorating, wearing red and serving heart healthy options.

Watch Video: What Women Need to Know about Having a Heart Attack

The video, below, is promoted by Go Red for Women to raise awareness of heart disease symptoms in women. If you were having a heart attack, would you recognize the symptoms? You might be thinking, “Of course!” Many people are familiar with the scene of a man clutching his chest and falling to the ground, but there’s plenty more you need to know. While there are many similarities in the symptoms of heart attacks in men and women, there are even more differences – differences that could save or end your life. Take a few minutes to watch the video and visit this website to educate yourself. Reminder: If your team is wearing red today, be sure to post pictures on our Facebook page.

Go Red for Women Is Friday; Share Photos on Facebook!

GoRed-web-banner-2UMass Memorial Health Care is participating in National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 5. Wear red to raise awareness to help save women’s lives, and post your staff pictures on our Facebook page. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign raises awareness of heart disease. And if you think it’s predominantly a man’s disease, think again. According to the Go Red campaign: “Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.”

Time to Go Red to Raise Women’s Heart Health Awareness!

GoRed-web-banner-2Throughout our system, we are celebrating Go Red for Women, a national movement to raise awareness about women and heart health and to raise funds to support the American Heart Association. Here’s how you can take part:

  • Raffle baskets: Win any of our 40 baskets. Visit our website for details.
  • Wear Red Day: Friday, February 5. Download the flier.
  • Visit our website for tips and more on women and heart health.
  • Deck the halls: Look for red decorations throughout community offices and in waiting areas.
  • Cafeteria: Try some heart healthy menu options on February 5.