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Central Goes RED

Today, Friday February 3, 2012 is National Wear Red Day.  Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer. One in three women suffers in silence, and almost one woman dies every minute of this largely preventable disease.  Together, we can bring a voice to this silent killer to help save lives. We can  listen to what our hearts are telling us, wear red on National Wear Red Day and spread the word to our friends and community about making the right choices and taking action.  Today many around the nation are wearing RED in the memory of loved ones or to honor those women who are currently battling heart disease.  The Students at Central are participating in honor of one of their own.  Gabrielle Danford, 15, was recently diagnosed with a severe heart condition and the solution – a heart transplant.  Gabby is currently awaiting a transplant at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.  Be a part of the cure, wear RED.  You can also help Gabby and her family by donating.  There are jars set up at the school, in local stores or sponsor a child for the Jump Rope for Heart.  This year the team at Central is dedicating this day to Gabby.

Our Hearts. Our Choice.  Check out your Heart Health 2012

Choose to SPEAK UP for yourself.

– Choose to take control of your heart health.

– Choose to talk to your doctor.

– Choose to “Say NO” to unhealthy behaviors.

– Choose to walk, not sit.

– Choose to eat baked, not fried.

– Choose to breathe, not smoke.

– Choose to be a BetterU.

– Know your numbers.

– Take the Heart CheckUp.

– Enroll in BetterU.

– Choose to join the conversation at

– Choose to share your choices and your story, empowering by example


Our Hearts. Our Choice.

Choose to SPEAK UP for others.

– Choose to spread awareness of the #1 killer of women.

– Choose to support the movement at

– Choose to educate your community about heart-healthy


Most of the time, selecting clothing isn’t that critical. But on Wear Red Day, it’s vitally important. That’s because wearing red on National Wear Red Day or any day makes a statement about the No. 1 killer of American women: heart disease, the cause of one in every three female deaths.  Wearing red is more than just a fashion statement. It’s a way to speak up against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in America. Wear red, spread the word and save lives.

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1 Comment for “Central Goes RED”

  1. Kayla Ivey

    Gabrielle, I love you more than life itself & even though I’m not a part of Central any longer I will always be by your side through everything, i’m here for you and I pray to God every night and day you get better. I love you so much and you dont deserve this! Thanks everyone for participating in this fund for Gabby!

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