Contact: Emily Weatherly
Friday, February 5, 2021 is National Wear Red Day®. Cuero Regional Hospital encourages you to wear your favorite RED shirt or outfit and support heart education on this day. Submit your GO RED photo (individual or with co-workers/family/group) on Cuero Regional Hospital’s Facebook page with the hashtag #WearRedDay: www.facebook.com/cuerohospital/ or email your photo with caption to firstname.lastname@example.org
One lucky photo submitter will receive a three month membership to Bfit Cuero Wellness Center ($100 value) and a $100 HEB gift card. Drawing will be held Feb. 10 at 5 p.m.
February is American Heart Month, and Feb. 5 is National Wear Red Day, both drawing attention to cardiovascular disease and the efforts to stop America’s number one killer. The facts are clear. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men die from heart disease each year. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, the killer isn’t as easy to see. Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood.
Since 1963, February has been celebrated as American Heart Month to urge Americans to join the battle against heart disease. Since 2004, February also has been the signature month for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Eighty percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented if they make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking. By supporting National Wear Red Day®, you help support educational programs aimed to increase awareness for women regarding cardiovascular health.
Risk Factors That Can Be Managed, according to The American Heart Association.
You can control or treat these risk factors with lifestyle changes and your healthcare provider's help:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Lack of regular activity
- Obesity or overweight
Learn more about risk factors at: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/know-your-risk/risk-factors
To help combat heart disease, Cuero Regional Hospital wants you to know your numbers. Cuero Regional Hospital is offering a heart calcification screening at a reduced price of $165 (without EKG) or $175 (with EKG) during the month of February. The quick screening measures the amount of plaque in the heart arteries and a lipid profile (lab work) will also be completed to determine total cholesterol levels. This information is predictive of coronary heart disease, and with the help of a physician’s plan, can reduce the risk of heart attack. Specific appointments can be made for Feb. 10th and 17th between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon by calling 361-275-0170.
And, attend Cuero Health’s Heart walk on Saturday, February 20th with registration at 8:30 a.m. and walk at 9 a.m. at Gobbler Stadium. Walk is family friendly and FREE to attend. Attendees are encouraged to wear red and safe practices, including masks required and social distancing, will be in effect during the event.
Mark your calendars and don’t forget to GO RED on Friday, Feb. 5 and post your red photos to CRH’s Facebook page. For more information, please visit www.cuerohospital.org or call (361) 275-6191.