BPCC staff goes red for women health awareness

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BPCC faculty, staff and students wore red last Friday for the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to bring attention to heart disease.

BPCC’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Relations, in collaboration with the Division of Science, Nursing, and Allied Health, Feb. 6 sponsored “Go Red for Women” CPR training for students, faculty and staff. BPCC’s EMT instructor Jeff Anderson was as guest speaker and presenter.

Dr. Cindy Darby, coordinator or Diversity and Multicultural Relations at BPCC, states that according to the American Heart Association, “cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women; however, it is 80% preventable.”

The training was held this morning as a health awareness event for the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day (February 6).  Faculty, staff, and students wore red today in support of the Go Red for Women campaign to bring attention to heart disease.

For additional information or to learn more about National Wear Red Day®, visit www.goredforwomen.org.