MMH employees Recognize the importance of The “Go Red for Women and Heart Disease Awareness Campaign
Massena Memorial Hospital employees wore red to recognize the importance of The “Go Red for Women and Heart Disease Awareness Campaign.” Employees who participated were given a heart healthy apple in the hospital cafeteria, along with a 10% discount at the Hospital Gift Shop.
MMH employees pictured above are: Sandy Brault, Eileen Fregoe, Jolene Miller, Gina Chase, Debbie Willer, Kim Truax, Anita Richards, Megan Phelix, Keely Pomainville, Betty Smith, Jim Smith, Bob Wolleben, CEO, Ralene North, Anastasia Taber, RN, Julie Zyzik, Tammy Kirkey, Clyde Leffler, Mark Brouillette, Bob Elsner, Joanne Barnes, Jane Ward and Lisa Rotonde.
The American Heart Association implemented the Go Red for Women campaign ten years ago to recognize and bring awareness that heart disease it the number one killer of women and there are many steps one can take to prevent it. To learn more log onto the web page www.goredforwomen.org.
Heart Disease risk factors are:
♥ high blood pressure
♥ high blood cholesterol/high triglyceride levels
♥ diabetes and pre-diabetes
♥ being overweight
♥ being physical inactive
♥ metabolic syndrome
♥ having family history of early heart disease
♥ age 55 or older for women
♥ history of preeclampsia