City Of Columbia Announces Go Red Day Initiative | Arts & Culture
National Go Red Day is Friday, February 1, 2013. The American Heart Association sponsors Go Red Day in honor of heart disease awareness, which is the number one killer of women in our country. The City Of Columbia is proud to announce this year’s initiative in educating employees and citizens about “Know Your Numbers.”
“If every woman here today takes steps to learn about her risk factors, stays physically active, eats a heart-healthy diet and gets regular checkups, we will not lose a third of you to heart disease. That makes this a very worthwhile cause so take steps today to save your mothers, your sisters, your girlfriends and to save yourself. And this message goes out to all men as well, so take care of the special women in your life, but also take of yourself and stay heart-healthy,” Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine said.
“Knowing Your Numbers” is about taking the right steps towards living a heart healthy life by getting blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked by a medical physician.
“With health education and the help of our Employee Health Center, heart disease can be prevented, treated and even ended. For our employees and our citizens, we want to send a message that it is important to “Know Your Numbers” for your blood pressure and cholesterol levels,” City Manager Teresa Wilson said.
Become part of this movement by wearing red tomorrow, Friday, February 1 and begin taking steps towards a heart healthy life.