Residents and Staff members of Villa St. Francis proudly wore their Red for “National Go Red Day” on Friday, February 2nd. Some residents and staff members embraced the cause the entire month of February to raise awareness of heart disease and women. Villa St. Francis offers a healthy lifestyle for our residents by offering exercise five days a week. We recognize the impact that heart disease has had on some of our residents and we want to encourage a heart-healthy lifestyle for our residents and staff members. Below we have listed just a few statistics to help us understand why this cause is so important:
- Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
- Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
- An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
- Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
- Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease.
- The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood.
- While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
- Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
- Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies.