A few of the township employees participating in the Go Red initiative at Town Hall on Friday, February 1: (Front, L-R) Anne DeSantis, Pat DeFinis, Karen Carnevale, Renee Rizcker (WOPL), Shari Quirk, and Joanne Behar. (Rear, L-R) CFO John Gross, TA Jack Sayers. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The Go Red Dress Lapel Pin is available for purchase at shop.heart.org. Credits: American Heart Association
West Orange Township Employees Participate In National Wear Red Day for Women
Friday, February 1, 2013 • 8:26pm
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Township employees today participated in the National Wear Red Day for Women, a national awareness movement initiated by the American Heart Association to highlight the Number 1 and Number 4 causes of death among women: heart disease and stroke.
Last year, more than 2,000 New Jersey schools, businesses, townships, legislators, hospitals, media and sites participated in Go Red day. Since its inception in 2003, the movement has helped to save the lives of 627,000 women affected by heart disease and stroke.
Today, many township employees wore red and over half of the employees at town hall have contributed to the Go Red for Women initiative by purchasing dress pins for $5.00. The money raised by sales of the pins will help fund efforts to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke and take action to reduce that risk. There are a limited supply of pins still available for purchase at Town Hall. Please contact Shari Quirk in the Mayor's Office at (973)325-4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on availability.
Since July, 2012, $12,181,604.00 has been raised to help achieve these goals.
For more information on the National Wear Red Day for Women and the Go Red initiative, go to GoRedForWomen.org. For additional information on heart disease, visit the American Heart Association's web site at www.heart.org.
National Wear Red Day is a registered trademark of HHS and AHA.