The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign celebrates the energy, passion and power of women who band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.
NACS’s more than 200 employees were each provided little red dress pins, which are a symbol in the shared fight against heart disease.
“We’ve encouraged all of our employees to wear the red dress pins proudly throughout February to show their support in this important national movement of women’s heart disease,” said Beverly J. Bunton, senior vice president and corporate officer with NACS and MSC.
Additional company Go Red activities included “Wear Red Fridays” and an employee wellness lunch and learn featuring Allan Lewis, a local heart expert from Memorial Healthcare System and member of the AHA Regional Board. Employees also collected clothing items to be donated in support of the area’s Shepherd’s Arms Rescue Mission for homeless women and children.
“Employee health and wellness partnerships, such as the AHA’s Go Red initiative, create an opportunity in workplaces to engage employees in increased health prevention and awareness, while at work and after-hours in improving one’s personal health,” Bunton said.