Fox Institute “Goes Red” for Heart Health

West Hartford, CT – On Friday February 11, 2011 and Monday February 14, 2011 the students, staff and faculty at Fox Institute wore red to support heart health for women.  Fox Institute hosted a fundraiser in support of the American Heart Association and all proceeds raised will be sent directly to them. 

To raise money for the American Heart Association Fox sold red ribbons for $3 from Thursday, February 3rd through Thursday, February 10th.  Students and faculty who purchased a ribbon were allowed to dress in blue jeans and wear red to class on either the 11th for our day students or on the 14th for our evening students.  The entire campus was encouraged to spend some time during the day they wore red remembering those who lost their lives to heart disease and those who are struggling with poor heart health. 

Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power that women have and share as they band together to try to wipe out heart disease and stroke. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, they are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is largely preventable. GoRedForWomen.org is a source of information and educational components that connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions.

Karen Springer, Campus President of Fox Institute said, “I was elated to see a sea of red on campus on the 11th and the 14th.  It means that our students are taking heart disease seriously and if we can save just one life by educating our students about the dangers of heart disease then I will feel like our efforts were all worthwhile.  I know I am paying more attention to my own heart health after this week and I have encouraged all of our students to do so as well.”

Randy Proto, CEO of American Institute, Fox Institute’s parent added, “It does my heart good to know that so many of the American Institute campuses are doing so much to make our students aware of the dangers of heart disease.  It is a serious issue that we all, especially women, must pay attention to.”


 

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