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Saint Clare’s Will “Go Red” on National Wear Red Day for Women, Friday, February 4, to Raise Awareness of No. 1 Killer of Women


February 1, 2011

Saint Clare’s Health System has declared a “red alert” for Friday, February 4, 2011 to help the American Heart Association turn New Jersey red and bring attention to the No. 1 killer of New Jersey and American females – heart disease.  Employees at Saint Clare’s are joining hospitals throughout New Jersey and across the nation by wearing something red and “going red” on Friday, February 4, 2011, the Eighth Annual National Wear Red Day for Women, in an effort to raise awareness of the No. 1 health threat facing women today.  According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, claim the lives of nearly 433,000 women annually – more female lives than from the next five causes of death – combined!

On National Wear Red Day for Women Saint Clare’s employees donate $5 to the American Heart Association Go Red For Women® movement so they can wear red. Money raised will benefit research and education to help reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in women.  National Wear Red Day for Women is an official activity of the American Heart Association Go Red For Women® movement, a national movement to make women aware of their risk for heart disease and stroke and take action to reduce that risk.

“This is about our mothers and daughters, our friends and colleagues.  National Wear Red Day for Women is an opportunity for everyone to remember female friends and family members who have suffered from the heart disease.  It’s also a time to think about their own hearts and to make positive choices and changes for their own health,” said Cathy Cabrera, Community Outreach Liaison at Saint Clare’s Health System.

Saint Clare’s and hospitals across the nation are putting their passion into action by participating in the National Wear Red Day for Women campaign.  Their generosity is helping to heighten awareness and bring forth positive change to defeat this major health threat of women – cardiovascular disease.

“We are committed to supporting organizations and programs that interest our employees.  Since heart disease affects so many of our employees’ personal lives, National Wear Red Day for Women is a perfect fit,” said Cabrera.

For more information on conducting an American Heart Association “Wear Red Day” campaign, call the New Jersey office of the American Heart Association at (609) 208-0020 or call the Go Red For Women toll-free number at 1-888-MY-HEART.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.  For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit www.saintclares.org.

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.

 
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