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Friday, Feb 3 is Wear “RED” Day

Friday is Wear “RED” Day in honor of Women’s Heart Health and the Students and Faculty at Central are asking you to wear “RED” in honor of Gabrielle Danford. Gabby, a 10th grader at Central School, is awaiting a heart transplant at Shand’s Hospital in Gainesville, Fl. Gabby does not want to have her photo shown right now, pictured below are the machines that are pumping meds into Gabby.

“Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women,  causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, please wear your red this Friday to help raise awareness for the fight against Heart Disease in women,” states Kelley Strycharz, Regional Director of Northwest Florida American Heart Association.  Click below for a flyer to share with others:


Information from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institue:  The Heart Truth® created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women. The Red Dress® reminds and inspires women to take action to protect their heart health. Each February since its launch, the Red Dress symbol has come to life on the runway with the support of the fashion industry and celebrity models at the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. In 2012, The Heart  Truth marks a decade of commitment to women’s heart health. On Wednesday, February 8, The Heart Truth will unveil its tenth collection of Red Dresses to kick off New York Fashion Week. Several notable celebrities, media personalities, and fashion designers will generously join The Heart Truth to present Red Dress Collection 2012.

Due in large part to The Heart Truth’s annual Red Dress Collection fashion show and other campaign initiatives, more and more women recognize the Red Dress symbol and are reminded to take care of their hearts. Surveys show that women who report recently seeing or hearing about the Red Dress or The Heart Truth campaign are substantially more likely than other women to take risk-reducing action as a result.  Awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women—generated through activities like media resulting from the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show—is prompting women to take action. Women who know that heart disease is their leading cause of death are 35 percent more likely to be physically active and 47 percent more likely to report weight loss compared to those who are less aware. As a result, women are living longer, healthier lives.

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