Service Credit Union employees once again joined forces with “New Hampshire Goes Red For Women Day” as part of National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 7th to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness. This year, Service Credit Union also celebrated its second annual month-long Service Credit Union Fitness Challenge with an emphasis on being heart healthy.
National Wear Red Day is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the American Heart Association. The organization created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002. This observance promotes the Red Dress symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in this life-saving awareness movement by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, tie, or Red Dress Pin.
For the sixth straight year, Service Credit Union employees donated $5 a piece toward the cause and participated in a dress down day at the credit union. Service Credit Union matched employee donations for a contribution to the American Heart Association.
“National Wear Red Day is a great opportunity to reach out to women in our community and alert them to their personal risk factors for heart disease,” says Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union. “By wearing red and participating on February 7th, we showed our support for heart disease awareness.”
To raise even more awareness to being physically fit and heart healthy, Service Credit Union employees signed up for a month-long Fitness Challenge and committed to 20 minutes of exercise four times a week.