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NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY
A RED LETTER DAY!
Help save lives and learn the risks of heart disease
You’ll see a sea of red
across the city on
Feb. 7 as New Yorkers
mark “National Wear Red Day,” a
campaign held on the fi rst Friday
every February, which is also
designated as American
Once again, Schneps Media
and its workers are proud to again
participate in this tradition by “going
red” with all of our publications
today in support of this nationwide
campaign held by the American
This eff ort is not merely a fundraising
endeavor, but rather a
public awareness event designed to
inform and enlighten all Americans
about the risks of heart disease —
especially among women.
One in three women, on average,
die of heart disease and
stroke every year, according
to the American Heart Association.
These silent killers
constitute the leading
cause of death among American
women — and yet, most of these
tragedies can be avoided through
early detection and treatment.
Anyone can be at risk of heart
disease. Those with the highest
risk are individuals with a history
of heart disease in the family.
Lifestyle also plays
a role; what you eat,
what you weigh,
what you do and
It’s important to know the symptoms
of a possible heart attack. The
life you save could be your own, or
someone you love.
The symptoms include
the center of
your chest; pain
or discomfort in the
arms, back, neck or jaw;
shortness of breath; a cold
sweat; nausea; vomiting;
Chest pain is the
a t -
t a c k
symptom for everyone,
but the American
Heart Association notes
that women are oft en more likely to
suff er other common symptoms.
Some might feel uncomfortable
about acknowledging their health
or making an emergency room
visit. But the adage “better safe
than sorry” couldn’t be more true.
If you or someone you love experiences
potential heart attack symptoms,
don’t waste time. Call 911, go to
a hospital and get treatment. Every
second counts. It could mean the difference
between life and death.
Knowing the symptoms of heart
disease, along with advanced
medical care in recent years, have
helped millions of people overcome
the odds and live long lives.
Of course, all of us can do plenty
in our own lives to be healthy
— such as watching our diets, getting
more exercise, putting down
cigarettes and cigars for good, and
going for annual checkups.
We appreciate everyone wearing
red this Friday, and urge them to
continue supporting the American
Heart Association any way they
can. Donate to the association’s “Go
Red For Women” campaign online
at heart.org You can also spread the
word through social media by using
the hashtag #WearRedandGive.
Thanks to all for your support
of this wonderful campaign. Take
— Josh and Vicki Schneps
WE’RE CELEBRATING NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY – FEBRUARY 7, 2020