NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – North Grenville’s Council has declared February 13, 2022, Wear Red Day for the Municipality of North Grenville.
Organized by the Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance, Wear Red Canada Day is celebrated annually across Canada on February 13th to raise awareness about women's cardiovascular health.
“Council is proud to endorse Wear Red Day and help amplify the message of women’s cardiovascular health. This day serves as a reminder for all of us to be proactive in our heart health and wellness,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada, and it’s on the rise. In some cases, women can be at greater risk for heart disease than men.
It’s important to note that symptoms of a heart attack can be different for women than men. In fact, women are more likely to present with three or more symptoms – in addition to chest pain. Symptoms most often reported by women include, pain in their chest, neck or jaw; shortness of breath; and/or stomach pain or nausea.
“The good news is heart disease is largely preventable. There are many ways we can help reduce the risk, including being active, eating healthy foods, managing stress, limiting alcohol and tobacco, and getting regular check-ups,” highlighted Mayor Peckford.
Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance is an organization of volunteer health professionals and patients working hard to improve women's heart health and raise awareness of heart disease through advocacy and education.
To learn more about Wear Red Canada Day visit www.WearRedCanada.ca.
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