On Tuesday, February 2nd, while joined by advocates and staff of the American Heart Association, Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs proclaimed Friday, February 5th as National Wear Red Day in Bryant. “By increasing awareness, speaking up about heart disease, and empowering women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, we can save thousands of lives each year,” Dabbs said.
Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, killing approximately one every 80 seconds. With the help of education and action, this number can be reduced. In the proclamation, Dabbs encouraged women to ask a doctor to check their blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose; choose a healthy lifestyle by stopping smoking, losing weight, being physically active and eating healthy; advocate for more women-related research and education; educate the rest of their family about making healthy food choices and the importance of staying active; and donate time or money to the cause to show support.
Thank you, Mayor Dabbs, for supporting the American Heart Association and the Go Red For Women campaign!