Monday, February 02, 2009

Why not GO RED??

If you are stopping by from SITS.....Welcome SISTas!! Hope you get some good info from my post!! Happy Fridday!! I am working on getting to all of your blogs and leaving a comment, so if you leave one, expect one in return!!



I have posted about this before but Feb is the month for the GO RED for WOMEN campaign for the American Heart Association...since I work at the OK Heart Hospital it is a big thing for us. We celebrate and try to get women active in the GO RED campaign. I have seen heart disease effect women from 32-95.



"Today, our near-term goal is nothing less than a 25% reduction in coronary heart disease and stroke risk by the year 2010.
As we work toward that goal, we're working hard to change the perception that heart disease is a "man's disease." And it's working! By teaching more and more women how to talk to their doctors about heart disease, we can save thousands of lives every year. Because the good news is that heart disease is often preventable!
And in case anyone still believes that heart disease is only a concern for older women, we encourage you to read the Inspiring Stories we've collected. Together, they make the case plain and simple: the time for action is now!"


Friday is GO RED day. I hope you all will participate, as I know me, as well as the people that I work with will......here is some more from the Go Red Campaign site


"Join with millions of women, as well as companies, organizations and cities across America on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. By wearing red and making a donation, you'll help the American Heart Association support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease.
Plan a Wear Red Day It's easy to be a part of this special day. Consider organizing a National Wear Red Day at your workplace, with your faith-based organization, at your community center or in your home. We've made it simple with our free, downloadable tools. Use them anytime of the year to host your own Wear Red Day event. It's a great way to raise awareness and help us fight our No. 1 killer - heart disease.
Start by registering as a Wear Red Day Coordinator/Host. You'll get free, downloadable tools to help you plan and execute your Wear Red Day. They're available on your registration confirmation email. (Already registered to host a Wear Red Day event? Then please visit this page.)
Next, visit Shop Go Red to find apparel, accessories and more from our sponsors to help you show your support for women and the fight against heart disease.
Download our free Conversations from the Heart: A Go Red For Women Discussion Guide to get the conversation going about heart health. Share it with your HR representative, employer, coworkers, family, friends.
Make a connection with your local American Heart Association.
See the cities and companies below that helped make National Wear Red Day a success.
After Your Event, Come back and take the Wear Red Day Survey The Go Red For Women post-Wear Red Day Survey is available now through April 1, 2009. Please return to this site after you have held your Wear Red Day activities to complete the survey. It will help us help you with future events. Thank you!"


and I thank you for reading this. Women seem to be the overlooked ones. This campaign makes
sure that women are informed and involved. If you are in the OKC area the OK Heart Hospital kicks off our events on Friday at 10:30 on our second floor balcony. It will be a full month of events. You can check out our events at http://www.okheart.com/ .

62 people showing some love:

Momisodes said...

Thank you for posting and bringing awareness. Too often people associate heart disease with men and older individuals.

Nichole said...

Great Post! Heart disease is such a scary thing and there is not one person who shouldn't do what they can to prevent H.D..

Thanks for posting this!

Julia said...

What a great reminder for everybody. Thanks for spending the time to post this.

Angela said...

Yep,my page changed. Thanks for noticing. Congrats on such a great ariticle. I see it got some recognition over on the BF Blog.

Nancy said...

Thank you for bringing this to us...I haven't heard as much about it this year...so thank you. Also, I want to thank you for stopping by and visiting with me during my SITS spotlight....Please come back anytime.....Blessings, Nancy

LORI said...

THIS IS DEFINITELY AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, AND ONE I'M GLAD TO HAVE MORE INFO. ON. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LINKS!

Tranquility said...

Thank you for all of this important information!

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Thank you for sharing, and bringing us to awareness. I will wear red tomorrow! Thank you

Jamie said...

I'm visiting from SITS. Great post! Thanks for bring awarness. I'll definately be wearing red.

mommytoalot said...

Hi
Stopping by from SITS.
Great post..my brother died of a heart attack at age 41.

annie kelleher said...

stopping by from SITS to say hi and spread the love!!! thanks for all this great info and for all the links.

Astrid said...

Here from SITS.

Great post! I'll be wearing RED today in honor. Thanks for all the links.

sandy said...

Hi there Sitsa! Thanks for providing us with such important information! Go Red!

Joy said...

Thank you for putting a spotlight on women and heart disease.

HeatherY said...

Visiting from SITS. What a great post. It's so important for women to be aware of heart disease. Thanks so much for posting this info.

Monica said...

Thank you for posting about this!! Too many women don't realize how important it is!

Erika said...

Stopping by from SITS! Thanks for the great post.

Jeanne said...

Lost my mom to heart disease when she was 52 -- and I've got my red hoodie on!

jewelstreet said...

You are lovely for this great post! Thanks for the links. I hope this draws more attention to heart disease and gets people wearing red all the time!

Kristin said...

Thanks for posting about this. Heart disease has killed many in my family and not enough is known.

Visiting from SITS.

mommy4life said...

Thanks for the info...

Beth said...

Visiting from SITS... great info!

The Cookie Girl said...

Thanks for the information. Have a beautiful RED Friday.
xoxo

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Hi Amanda, over from SITS but I am also an Okie blogger :-) come see me sometime.

This is a great campaign and it just so happens our small NW OK town all wear red every Friday, as it's our school colours! I am going to checkout your links and maybe get one of those cute pins too.

Pamela said...

Great job getting the word out, women are so busy caring for others sometimes we fail to take care of ourselves.

your SITS Pam

Monica said...

Came from SITS. Thanks for spreading the word on heart disease. Great work you do everyday!! Thank you !

{Katie Lane} said...

I'm wearing red for you!

Sara said...

Thanks so much for sharing this information with us.

Michelle said...

I'm already sporting some red today. Popping over from SITS. Thanks for all the extra links, I didn't know about many of them!!

Have a great day and congrats on being today's FB!!

L said...

Happy Friday. Here from SITS. Thank you for the helpful links and information. Heart disease has impacted men and women in my family but I haven't paid alot of attention to it and I should.

Thank you for raising awareness.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Visiting from SITS. thanks for all of the great information.

Honey Mommy said...

Thanks for the links and info. Go Red is a great campaign!

Island Girl said...

Thanks for the info! This is such a worthy and often overlooked cause, so glad that you're highlighting it!

Rachael said...

just stopping by from sits. what a great post chock full of information. i definitely need to become more heart healthy!

Sarah said...

I'm wearing red today and didn't even realize it was the day for it!

Thanks for the info! (Visiting from SITS)

Girly Do's said...

Right on!!! I need to go get me some RED!!!

Amber said...

Such an important cause. Thanks for the informative post!

Reeni♥ said...

SITS sent me. Thanks for the post!!

Michaela said...

Stopping by from SITS - I will be wearing red today!! Great info, thanks

Vickie said...

Coming by thru SITS! Thank you for sharing the links. I had an issue last year. Though it turned out to be nothing. But I am still telling my husband that women have different signs of a heart attack then men. He expected me to be clutching my heart.

Jen said...

Stopping by from SITS!

Thank you for posting this!

Nichole said...

HOLY MOLY! 41 comments! (well 42 after this) YOU GO GIRL!

Francine said...

I am so excited about this.. I work as a nanny but what I want to do is gather up all my ladie friends in cartersville for a go red night.. if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. I love your blog too..
Have a great day!

Procrastinator Crafter said...

This is a wonderful post! I will be changing my shirt to red very soon!! My family is deeply affected by heart issues as we lost my brother to a genetic heart disorder when he was 22 years old. Then his surviving identical twin has a defribulator because he has it also. Although these two circumstances are not connected with women's heart disease, heart issues in general hit very close to home to me. I love it that you are speading the word!! Thank you so much!! Maridith

I am Harriet said...

What a neat post.
thanks for the info.

lynn said...

Stopping by from SITS. Thanks for all the great info!

Ronnica said...

I so meant to wear red today, but it snuck up on me and I won't be home again until late. Thanks for getting the word out!

Michelle said...

Thank you for that info. I do see it as a woman's issue -- my grandmother and my mom both have heart issues, leaking mitral valves, valve prolapse, etc and I'm sure I'll be there someday, too. I didn't think about it quite so young though. And now I'm wondering if *I* have a heart problem and that's why my heart rate (per my heart rate monitor, not on the gym stuff) goes to and stays at 180-190 when I work out... and I'm nowhere near exhaustion or maximum capacity when I do that. I suppose I ought to make an appointment with my doctor to discuss that, huh?

Leslie said...

Thanks for all the info. And I LOVE the red dress pin. That's gorgeous!

- Leslie, a SITSta

rightonmom said...

I had red socks on- does that count? See, this is why posts like this are so crucial to bring awareness. Thanks for shedding some light on this. Came via Sits!

Christine said...

Thanks for this....love your blog!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for all the great info!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Great post! Such an important cause, and one close to my heart. I wore my red with pride today, for me and for my Dad who we lost when he was 54.

momma said...

unfortunately, i didn't know about this until just a few minutes ago.

thanks for making me aware!

littleeverydaythings said...

Thanks for the info and links. I definitely think posts like yours are a big help and reminder to all women :) Happy SITS day too!

dddiva said...

Stopping by from SITS- thanks for sharing.

Jen and Rob said...

Another visitor from SITS. Thanks for the important information.

Wild Child said...

Coming in from SITS. I worked at a museum and one of our volunteers ladies, who wasn't really that old, she had a heart attack. It was a surprise to everyone. Since then I've been more aware of it. Overall,though, I make choices to help my heart and make sure my kids eat better too.

Its Me(SARA) Behind the Camera said...

Awesome information about Go Red Month! Thank you for it! :)

Megan said...

Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on being Featured. Great info you've got here! =)

Ali said...

What a great, informative post--thanks for taking the time post that!

Lisa M said...

In from SITS. Thanks for the great post! I got a lot of information that I can pass on to friends to create more awareness myself! I also loved the red dress/shirt pin.