Wednesday, January 27, 2010

February is "Red Dress" Month at the Bob Burger Recreation Center

Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear!

Only 57 percent of women know that heart disease is their leading cause of death and most fail to make the connection between risk factors-such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol—and their personal risk of developing heart disease.

The Lafayette Recreation Department wants to be a part of changing this disturbing reality by bringing
The Heart Truth -- a campaign that is raising public awareness about women and heart disease -- to the Boulder County community.

Why the Red Dress?
The Heart Truth features a Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. This symbol links a woman’s focus on her “outer self’ to the need to also focus on her “inner self” and her heart. What’s a Red Dress got to do with it? A simple Red Dress works as a visual red alert to get the message heard loud and clear: “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear—It’s the #1 Killer of Women.”

The Recreation Department’s goal is to build awareness of women’s heart disease and empower women to reduce and prevent their risk. We will bring this awareness to the Lafayette community by hosting educational lectures, providing educational hand outs, and identifying specific heart-healthy classes via a week-long contest.

Friday, Feb 5: Kick Off at the Bob Burger Recreation Center
WEAR RED and receive a free adult admission to the Bob Burger Recreation Center! Stop by the lobby display table to pick up free educational materials, enter for prize drawings, and purchase your Red Dress Pins and Heart Healthy Cookbooks.

Friday, Feb 5: Exempla Hospital’s Heart Healthy Luncheon and Health Expo at the FlatIrons Crossing Mall
Wear Red and $5 of your $25 luncheon cost will be donated to the American Heart Assn. Luncheon is at 11:30; the FREE Health Expo runs from 11-2. Lower Level in front of Macy’s. Call 303-689-4595 for luncheon reservations.

Wednesday, Feb 10 @ 6pm: Amy Kreeger, Exempla Good Samaritan Nurse Practitioner, will present on Signs & Symptoms of the Female Heart Attack and How These Differ From Men’s Symptoms. Held at the Bob Burger Recreation Center. Call the front desk to reserve a seat: 303-665-0469.

Wed, Feb 17 @ 6pm: Dr. Martin Fejka with Exempla Front Range Cardiovascular Assoc, will present on Peripheral Artery Disease(PAD). Held at the Bob Burger Recreation Center. Call the front desk to reserve a seat: 303-665-0469.

Week of February 21-27: After every heart-healthy fitness class you attend this week at the Bob Burger Recreation Center, register for great prize giveaways. Qualifying classes are listed on the Drop-In Fitness Schedule.

February 1-28: Purchase an item with proceeds benefitting the American Heart Assoc Heart Healthy Cookbooks $5; Red Dress Tack Pin $3;

A special thank you our 2010 event sponsor, Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital.

Go further:

• Download the list of Heart-Healthy Fitness Classes
FREE Activities for Feb's Red Dress Month!
• Follow Lafayette Rec on TWITTER
• Check out Upcoming Classes and Activities
• Sign up for The Buzz at Bob's monthly e-Newsletter

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