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Published on January 18, 2007

KCH Recognizes National Wear Red Day

January 18, 2007

Kishwaukee Community Hospital joins the American Heart Association in recognizing Wear Red Day on February 2. National Wear Red Day is a part of Go Red for Women, a nationwide movement raising awareness about heart disease and stroke among women. It is meant to inspire woman to take charge of their heart by understanding their risk for heart disease, learning to reduce their risk and undergoing appropriate screenings. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and men; however, it is highly preventable. On National Wear Red Day everyone is encouraged to wear red clothes and accessories in support of heart disease prevention.

At KCH, employees and visitors are urged to dress in red, make a donation to the American Heart Association, enjoy red foods in the cafeteria and enter a drawing for free fitness classes. Prizes will be given away at KCH for the Best of Show Red and the Best Photograph of Red. American Heart Association small red dress pins will be given to employees and visitors who donate to the American Heart Association during the campaign.

Wear Red Day is part of the larger observance in February of American Heart Month.

KCH will host its fourth annual Women’s Night Out on Feb. 26, 27, and 28. The event includes spa treatments, refreshments and gifts for women while they schedule their heart scan, annual mammogram, follow-up consultation and blood work.

Throughout the year KCH offers a HeartWise Cardiac Evaluation for men and women. HeartWise includes a CT scan to reveal calcified plaque in coronary arteries, blood tests, pulse and blood pressure check and a personal consultation with a registered nurse to help understand and identify cardiac risk factors. For more information or to register for Women’s Night Out or HeartWise, call 815.748.8962.

For more information about National Wear Red Day and heart disease, visit www.goredforwomen.org orwww.americanheart.org.

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