Bayard is proud to participate in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Wear Red Day–an event dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight heart disease in women. Bayard employees donated funds to the cause and will wear red and denim on Friday, February 5, 2010.
The AHA’s National Wear Red Day is the one day each year dedicated to building awareness of risk, and raising funds for research and education on behalf of women everywhere. Each year thousands of men and women at companies, organizations, churches, and schools wear red and Go Red to fight heart disease on this day. Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 460,000 women each year. For more information about this event, please visit the National Wear Red Day’s website.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The association’s impact goal is to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010. Progress toward the goal will be measured according to these indicators:
- Reduce the death rate from coronary heart disease and stroke by 25 percent.
- Reduce the prevalence of smoking, high blood cholesterol and physical inactivity by 25 percent.
- Reduce the rate of uncontrolled high blood pressure by 25 percent.
- Eliminate the growth of obesity and diabetes.