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Employees at Three Rivers support Go Red for Women



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01/26/2007 - LOUISA — Wear Red Day is a component of Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association's national campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women and encourage women to take charge of their health.

Employees at Three Rivers Medical Center are joining companies across the nation and wearing something red with jeans Friday, Feb. 2, to support the American Heart Association's Wear Red Day event and increase awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.

On Wear Red Day, each employee is asked to donate $5 to the American Heart Association. This donation allows the employee to wear red and jeans on Feb. 2. Money raised will benefit research and education to help reduce the incidence of heart disease in women.

A special educational program will be presented by Dr. Muhammad Aslam, an invasive cardiologist with TRMC. The program, entitled "Go Red For Women," is available to all interested physicians, employees and the public. The date and time for the program is Feb..2 at noon in the Third Floor Conference Room of Three Rivers Medical Center. Refreshments will be provided.

Complimentary health screenings featuring blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and body composition will be made available starting at 10 a.m. until noon, prior to Dr. Aslam's presentation located on the third floor of the hospital.

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"Three Rivers Medical Center has more than 350 employees who are eligible to participate in the campaign," said CEO Greg A. Kiser. "For many, heart disease is personal. Wear Red Day is an opportunity for everyone to remember their female friends and family members who have suffered from the disease. It's also a time to think about their hearts and take charge of their own health.

"Three Rivers Medical Center, along with companies across the nation, are really putting their passion into action by participating in the Wear Red Day campaign. Their generosity is helping to heighten awareness and bring about positive change to defeat this major health threat.

"We are committed to supporting organizations and programs that are of interest to our employees. Since heart disease affects so many of our employees' personal lives, Wear Red Day is a perfect fit," said CEO Greg A. Kiser. "The American Heart Association makes the event easy by providing everything we need for promotional purposes. We promote the date, collect the funds and forward the proceeds to the association."

For more information about the Wear Red Day campaign and useful resources to fight heart disease in women, visit goredforwomen.org.

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