If you think you are seeing red around North Fulton Hospital and the community today, that's because you are. The hospital and community leaders launcedh G Red North Fulton!, a campaign modeled after the American Heart Association's campaign.
Ten years ago, the American Heart Association began a campaign aimed specifically at women when it was realized that heart disease was their number-one killer. The Go Red movement has become a national touchstone for women’s heart health, but to make the message even more personal, groups like North Fulton Hospital are taking the message directly into their communities.
North Fulton Hospital has brought together female leaders from the community as well as their own female administrators to launch Go Red, North Fulton! Modeled after the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® campaign, Go Red, North Fulton! encourages women to take action—to learn about their risks, find activities they enjoy, nourish their bodies, and share the message.
“Like many of the women in North Fulton County, the leaders who participated in Go Red, North Fulton! are very dedicated, hardworking women — exactly the type who might chalk up heart attack symptoms to the busyness of their lives,” said Keel. “Women need to be aware of the gender-specific symptoms they might experience. We’re just hoping to ‘model’ that awareness.”
One way that Go Red, North Fulton! is spreading the message is through social media. Each day throughout February, North Fulton Hospital will be sharing important heart-healthy information via Facebook and Twitter (@NFultonHospital). And community members can post photos of themselves “going red” on North Fulton Hospital’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NorthFultonHospital). Area businesses and civic groups are pledging to share the message, as well.
“Sharing our commitment to better health in this way will not only help us inspire each other, but it might also help build momentum for change within our community,” said Keel.
For the whole story and information about women’s gender-specific heart risks, visit http://www.nfultonhospital.com/en-US/aboutUs/hospitalNews/PressReleases/Pages/GoRed,NorthFulton!UrgesCommunitytoAddressHeartHealth.aspx.