HYANNIS, MA - The Town of Barnstable is promoting Barnstable Wears Red Day on Friday, February 28, 2020 to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women and men and is largely preventable. Barnstable Wears Red Day promotes the opportunity for everyone - men and women alike - to unite in this life-saving awareness to action movement by wearing RED on the 28th!
Barnstable has been promoting heart wellness for several years and in 2009 received an award from The American Heart Association for being a heart friendly city for women. Barnstable, also in 2013, was ranked second in a Gallup study for work evaluation, which looks at participant’s perception on their work experience including job satisfaction, treatment, and office environment and interactions.
Lynne Poyant, Director of Communications, encourages all residents to join the town to support this life-saving awareness by wearing red; take a photo of your group and submit your pictures to [email protected]. Pictures will then be shared to the Town of Barnstable’s Facebook page.Some facts on heart disease from The Heart Foundation
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. It is an equal opportunity killer which claims approximately 1 million lives annually. Women account for just over half of the total heart disease deaths in the US each year; although many women continue to think of heart disease as a man’s disease.