PHC Employees To Wear Red
Employees at Peninsula Hospital Center are joining companies across the nation and wearing something red on Friday, February 3, 2006 to support the American Heart Association’s “Wear Red Day” event and increase awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.
On Wear Red Day participating employees donate $5 to the American Heart Association so they can wear red on a designated day. Money raised will benefit research and education to help reduce the incidence of heart disease in women.
“Wear Red Day” is a component of “Go Red For Women,” the American Heart Association’s national campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women and encourage women to take charge of their health.
“Peninsula Hospital Center and the Peninsula Center For Extended Care and Rehabilitation are hoping that the majority of its employees participate in the campaign because it’s an excellent way to gain awareness,” said Liz Sulik, Director of External Affairs and Development. “Wear Red Day is an opportunity for everyone to remember their female friends and family members who have suffered from the disease. It’s also a time for women to think about their own hearts and take charge of their own heart health.”
Alice K. Jacobs, M.D., FAHA, President, American Heart Association said, “Peninsula Hospital Center and similar institutions across the nation are really putting their passion into action by participating in the “Wear Red Day” campaign. Their generosity is helping to heighten awareness and bring about positive change to defeat this major health threat.”
“We are committed to supporting organizations and programs that benefit our employees and the community. Heart disease affects so many of us that this “Wear Red Day” program is a perfect fit,” said Dr. Narendra Hadpawat, Director, Department of Cardiology and Medicine.
Peninsula Hospital Center is an affiliate of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.