“Heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. It’s more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. And it’s not just `an old man’s disease.'” – goredforwomen.org
Today at Pacific Cycle we wore red in order to raise awareness of heart disease in women and support the efforts of the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women’s National Wear Red Day, the kick off to February Heart Health Month.
Heart disease is the number one killer in women. However, even though one in every three deaths of women are attributed to heart disease, women are not always aware of the symptoms that indicate a heart-attack, atherosclerosis, stroke, or other heart problems.
As a company focused on recreational outdoor activities we are constantly making the effort to support each other in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Employees get out and bike on the commuter path outside of our office, utilize the employee gym, and share experiences in order to create an environment that understands and celebrates being active.
Head over to https://www.goredforwomen.org/ to see how you can help raise awareness for this amazing cause.
Let’s go for a ride!
Samantha and Milissa