BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D- Millbury) and Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton) recently joined numerous colleagues from the House and Senate while showing support towards the Go Red for Women campaign. This event continues to help educate women on how to fight heart disease.
Over the past couple of years, the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators has collaborated with The American Heart Association for the annual observance of Go Red for Women, to raise awareness around heart disease. On Wednesday, February 13, members of the House and Senate were given the opportunity to show support towards educating women and finding cures against this deadly but preventable disease. During this event, Representative Muradian and Senator Moore proudly signed joint legislation recognizing February as American Heart Month.
“This event is about more than just wearing the color red,” said Senator Moore. “It's about drawing attention to the significant impacts of cardiovascular issues on our neighbors in the community, our Commonwealth, and across the country. This national movement also seeks to help bring an end to heart disease and stroke in women. I was proud to join legislative colleagues to recognize this important initiative.”
“I am so appreciative to have been given the opportunity to participate in the Go Red for Women campaign,” said Representative Muradian. “Events such as the one held today help educate both women and men on lifestyle changes that can reduce their risk of heart disease. I will continue to do my part in the State Legislature to spread awareness on the prevention against this deadly disease.”
In 2003, after being confronted with the fact that heart disease takes the lives of nearly 500,000 American women annually, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute started the Go Red for Women campaign. Since the creation of this campaign, 64% of women follow an exercise routine, 84% have talked to their friends about their heart health and over 75% have checked their cholesterol in the last year.