Parole & Probation wears red to raise awareness
TOWSON, MD — Heart Disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States
To raise awareness of the toll that the disease takes, the Gay Street Parole and Probation Office took part in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 3, marking the 15th year of the American Heart Association‘s campaign.
During that time, according to National Wear Red Day, nearly 90 percent of women have made at least one healthy behavior change. More than 50 percent of women have increased the amount of exercise they do. More than 40 percent of women have checked their cholesterol levels. One third of women talked with her doctor about developing heart health plans.
Compared to when the campaign began, today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day. Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.
Thanks to our team for doing their part to help bring awareness to this important health issue!