As a leading healthcare provider in central Kansas, Great Bend Regional Hospital was proud to lead the charge in raising awareness for heart disease in women on Friday, Feb. 5, which was National Wear Red Day. The nationwide initiative is organized by the American Heart Association as part of American Heart Month. According to the nonprofit organization, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. However, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
“As a hospital, we understand the importance of heart health and regular check-ups for early diagnosis of heart disease,” says Adina Gregory, COO for Great Bend Regional Hospital. “We were proud to set an example and bring awareness to this important issue, and we hope other businesses will jump on board for next year.”
The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists, and now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters funding research, raising awareness, and providing tools and information to save and improve lives. Learn more about National Wear Red Day at www.goredforwomen.org.