February is American Heart Month
This year we are celebrating the 57th American Heart Month. President Lyndon B. Johnson established by proclamation the first National Heat Month in 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack. Cardiovascular disease kills 2300 Americans a day according to the American Heart Association. Unhealthy lifestyles and an all- time high in the obesity rate, hampers progress in fighting the disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. One out of 4 deaths is caused by Heart cardiovascular disease. It is the number 1 killer of women, more than all forms of cancer combined.
For February GO RED
G – get your numbers; cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, etc.
O – own your health. Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise
R – realize your risk. We don’t think it will happen to us, but heart disease kills unexpectedly.
E – educate your family. Make healthy choices for you and your family
D – Don’t be silent. Tell everyone you know woman or man that this is our No. 1 killer.
Thanks to the snow emergency, there were higher than normal hours volunteered in January to staff the units.
Top Runners for January:
Jonathan Krob – 51calls 78h
Matt Heindrichs – 47calls 132h
Hailey Brown – 28calls 204h
Sean Lunn – 128calls 77h
Bryce Austin – 27calls 141h
Brittany Solomon – 27calls 169h
Thanks to everyone who staffed. Your Dedication make a difference!