Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will light the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building red tonight in recognition of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Wear Red Day. The County Executive and County employees are supporting AHA’s ‘Go Red For Women’ campaign – sponsored by Macy’s and North Shore LIJ – by raising donations to fight the nation’s number one killer of women: cardiovascular disease.
County Executive Mangano stated, “It is imperative that the message be reiterated time and again that cardiovascular disease kills and women are the primary victims. Women account for approximately 61 percent of all stroke deaths annually and heart disease is the number one killer of women age 25 and older. We need to make every effort we can to turn these statistics around and that can only be done through research and education.”
National Wear Red Day, which marks its 10th Anniversary this year, supports events throughout the area in an effort to draw attention to and educate the public about the dangers associated with cardiovascular disease. Since 1949, the AHA has spent more than $3.3 billion on research to increase our knowledge about cardiovascular diseases and stroke and has funded life-saving educational programs and tools for physicians. Additional information about National Wear Red Day and Go Red For Women is available by calling 1-888-694-3278 or visiting www.GoRedForWomen.org.