February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. Every year in America, there are 1.5 million heart attacks and 500,000 deaths due to cardiovascular disease. Among women, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
On Saturday, February 11th, the Brownieland Pictures Team kicked off our #10in10 Campaign by gathering in Piedmont Park to participate in Charity Benevolent Fund’s 3rd Annual Go For Red 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness and funds for heart health.
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Charity Benevolent Fund sponsors 5k Runs/Walks and Fun Runs to raise awareness of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and stroke by providing free heart and health screenings for residents across Metro Atlanta. Everyone is welcome to attend the annual race, including children, who have their own Kids Dash, strollers and fur babies!
February 3rd was National Wear Red Day in support of the American Heart Association’s Go For Red Women campaign, which inspires women to make lifestyle changes, mobilizes communities, and shapes policies to save lives. Go For Red Women provides life saving information to women of all ages and ethnicities, increasing gender-focused medical research, and provides a tight community of like-minded champions who have banded together to form an unstoppable army against heart disease in women. Each year, individuals and organizations wear red, take selfies and share on social media. Of course, the Brownieland Team trotted out their finest reds to show support! #GoRedWearRed on #NationalGoRedDay.