The staff at Pana Community Hospital is wearing red to promote heart health awareness for the month of February. February is American Heart Month which provides an opportunity to educate the public about heart disease and prevention.
The American Heart Association developed the “Go Red” campaign to increase awareness of heart disease specifically in women. More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. The “Go Red” campaign encourages people to wear red on Friday, February 1st in support of the cause, but Pana Community Hospital employees have chosen to wear red every Friday in February.