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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States.  About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event.  County Council encourages employees to support the fight against heart disease by wearing red to work this coming Friday, February 4.  It is a simple, powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.  It is also an opportunity to make a promise to keep your heart healthy.

Heart Health Month

A resolution declaring Feb. 4 to be National Wear Red Day to draw attention to heart disease and stroke as the greatest health threats to women was presented by Delaware County Council Vice Chairman Christine Fizzano Cannon (center) to Laureen Carlin (1st from left), Director of Community Service for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby; Cindy Flynn (1st from right), a four-time stroke survivor and ardent volunteer for the American Heart Association; Lindsay M. Warren (left), Director of Development for Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital; and Maureen Hennessey Herman (right), Director of the County Department of Intercommunity Health Coordination.

     County Council encouraged the wearing of red on Friday, Feb. 4, to support the fight against cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women with a coronary event striking an American about every 25 seconds.  Heart disease is not only prevalent and costly, but it is largely preventable by eliminating heart-damaging behaviors such as smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise, Mrs. Fizzano Cannon said.

     Joining in the presentation at the Feb. 1 Council meeting were (2d row, from left) Councilman Thomas J. McGarrigle, Councilman Mario J. Civera Jr., Council Chairman Jack Whelan and Councilman Andy Lewis.



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