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File #: 0017X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 2/3/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: To declare Friday, February 7, 2020 as Wear Red Day in the City of Columbus and to raise awareness regarding cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death among women.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Shannon G. Hardin

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To declare Friday, February 7, 2020 as Wear Red Day in the City of Columbus and to raise awareness regarding cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death among women.

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WHEREAS, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of one of every three - more than 50 percent of women are unaware that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women - women of color are even less likely to be aware of this; moreover nearly 60 percent of stroke deaths are attributed to women and about 4 million of the stroke survivors who alive today are women - African American women have the highest prevalence of stroke among all women; and
WHEREAS, eighty percent of all cardiovascular disease is preventable as the risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol can be controlled - unfortunately even with this knowledge, cardiovascular disease kills one woman almost every 80 seconds; and
WHEREAS, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement was designed to motivate women to learn their family history; to encourage women to meet with their healthcare provider to assess their risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke -to commit to making physical activity and healthy eating a priority ¬- to take charge of their heart health by knowing their total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index, - as these steps will improve heart health; and
WHEREAS, the American Heart Association, recognizing the importance of raising awareness through community collaboration has community programs which include relationships with the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority blood pressure program, the Ward Family YMCA blood pressure program, the Links - Go Red for Women/women’s heart-health education, Celebrate One’s - CPR program, the African American Men’s Wellness Walk Initiative - blood pressure program and Life’s Simple 7 program, the East L...

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