The American Heart Association (AHA) kicked off their 10th Annual National Wear Red Day on February 1, raising awareness of cardiovascular disease and encouraging millions of men and women across the country to wear red to show their commitment to living a healthier life.
At Quicken Loans and our Family of Companies, we’re keeping the heart-healthy party going all month long.
The QL Wellness Program is helping spread awareness of the disease with presentations for team members from cardiologists and nutritionists. Eating healthy is an important part of maintaining a healthy heart; so red apples are also available in the kitchens of our buildings.
Quicken Loans, Bedrock Real Estate Services and Just Baked are supporting the ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign with a Red Dress fundraiser Feb. 4-28 at any of the 14 Just Baked locations. Each cookie costs $3.50 and a portion of the proceeds of all red dress cookie sales will go to the AHA.
On Feb. 15, Quicken Loans is proud to be a sponsor of the Go Red for Women luncheon, taking place at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. Paula Silver, Vice President of Communications and Stephanie Stevenson, AVP of Compensation and Benefits at Quicken Loans, serve on the AHA’s metro Detroit Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team.
Since 2003, cardiovascular disease has been the No. 1 killer of American women, claiming nearly 500,000 lives each year. To raise awareness, and counter the belief of it being an “older man’s disease,” the AHA and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day, in conjunction with the Go Red for Women initiative.
Funds raised through these initiatives allow the AHA to help women by offering educational programs, increase understanding about the risk for heart disease, and support research to discover scientific knowledge about heart health.
Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago, 21% fewer women have died from heart disease and 23% more women are aware that it’s their No. 1 health threat.
Let’s keep the good stats going! What are you doing to stay heart-healthy in 2013?