Support heart disease awareness: Wear red on Friday, Feb. 1
LAFAYETTE, La. - Acadiana residents can voice support for heart disease awareness and women's health this week - and all it takes is getting dressed.
National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 1, and LHC Group and the American Heart Association encourage everyone in Acadiana to show their support by wearing something red.
National Wear Red Day is part of Go Red for Women, a national movement designed to educate people about heart disease and empower women to take control of their heart health. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. LHC Group and the AHA are partners in an ongoing mission to raise awareness of its effects on women and save lives.
The odds are that most people have been or will be acquainted with a woman facing heart disease. Each year, National Wear Red Day is set aside so people can visually demonstrate their solidarity with those fighting this disease.
"Acadiana can send a strong message to others in our region and to the entire country - we are awake, aware and standing with women against heart disease," said Karen Wyble, regional vice president of operations at LHC Group and the 2012-2013 chairwoman of Go Red For Women in Acadiana. "We encourage everyone to find that red shirt, dress, tie, blouse or blazer and participate in National Wear Red Day."
Lafayette-based LHC Group, a leading national provider of post-acute care services, is the exclusive cause champion of Go Red For Women in Acadiana.
About LHC Group Inc.
LHC Group Inc. (LHCGroup.com) is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and private duty locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.