Participating in "Go Red" were,
left to right,
front row, Romaine Tresfsger, Catherine Hook,
and Kathleen Ruggiero. Second row, Joanna Williams,
Melissa Gayman, Judi Miller, Andrea Williard, and Linda Seaman.
Top row, Cynthia Johnson, Carolyn Julian, Kristen Brannen,
Lisa Pierce, Rosemarie Long, Barbara Thompson, and Jayne Miller.
Also taking part were Margo Boman, Jeanette Logan,
Taneile Fasnacht, Luann Sellard, and Kalene Ritter.
To increase awareness of heart disease in women, employees in the Swatara Building recently “went red.”
Donning red apparel, the staff members celebrated the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” campaign focusing on women and heart disease. “More women die of heart disease than all other causes of death combined. More women than men die from cardiovascular disease which is why women need to be aware of their risk factors,” says an edition of The Medical Minute, a service of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Participating in the “Go Red” effort were representatives of the registrar’s, financial aid, bursar’s, multicultural recruitment, counseling services, and enrollment services offices.
Often thought of as a man’s disease, heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. The “Go Red Day” campaign serves to create more awareness for heart disease, the #1 killer of American women, claiming more than 500,000 lives each year. American Heart Month has been celebrated since the 1960s as a way to raise awareness about heart disease.