Snapshots: Go Red for Women Campaign Meets Goal
Feb. 10, 2016
For the past several years, Webster University has actively participated in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Wear Red Day campaign, Go Red for Women.
Webster Wellness extends appreciation to the 156 faculty and staff who contributed $1,270 to Webster Wellness' Go Red campaign, exceeding this year’s $1,000 goal.
AHA created the "Go Red for Women" social initiative to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease and stroke as the number one killer of women. The initiative is designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
On Feb. 5, members of the Webster community joined in the fight against heart disease in women with their donations of $5 and wearing jeans with red attire. Those making donations of $10 or more received a red dress pin to show your support for the Go Red campaign.
These contributions will go to the American Heart Association to support educational programs to increase women’s awareness about their risk for heart disease and stroke as well as support critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.
Webster's McConnell Air Force Base campus location in Wichita, Kansas, also marked the month by sponsoring the Wichita Thunder hockey team's "Go Red for Women" night, with faculty, staff and students attending a game as part of a crowd of 10,000.