For Immediate Release
DAR Helping to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease
WASHINGTON, DC - The DAR Headquarters Building was a sea of red both inside and out on Friday, February 1 – the day the organization participated in kicking off National Heart Month. In support of the American Heart Association’s campaign to bring awareness to the risk of heart disease, DAR lit its historic building with red lights and the DAR leadership and headquarters employees were decked out in their favorite red attire.
Too few people realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – and of men. The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power necessary to wipe out heart disease. Thanks to the millions of supporters across the country, the color red and the red dress have become linked with positive change and the ability women have to improve their heart health. Research has also indicated that simple changes will result in stronger and healthier lives.
Join the Go Red For Women movement and take the Go Red Heart CheckUp online for free at www.goredforwomen.org. Take heart disease personally – visit the American Heart Association and the Go Red For Women Web sites to gain knowledge and gather tools to take positive steps to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Thank you for your support of Go Red For Women and National Hearth Month. Your involvement in the movement can help save lives of mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandmothers, best friends, and other women just like you!
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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington, D.C.’s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org.
About Go Red For Women
Since 2004, Go Red For Women has captured the energy, passion, and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe our heart disease—the No. 1 killer of women. Today we want millions of women across American to take heart disease personally. Using the simple platform “Love Your Heart,” Go Red For Women engages these women—and the men who love them—to embrace the cause. Healthcare providers, celebrities, and politicians also elevate the cause and spread the word about women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit goredforwomen.org. The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.
About National Wear Red Day
The first Friday in February is designated as National Wear Red Day. The American Heart Association shares ownership of National Wear Red Day with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Go Red and Go Red For Women are trademarks of AHA. The red dress design is a trademark U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.