LANSING— The Michigan Senate adopted a resolution last week declaring February as “Heart Health Awareness Month” in Michigan.
The resolution was part of the “Go Red for Women” kickoff event that took place in Lansing.
“I, like many Michiganders, have known many people affected by heart disease,” said Hune, R-Hamburg.” Go Red for Women is a worthy cause and I was happy to see my colleague, Senator Schuitmaker, spearhead the effort.”
Women die of heart disease at a rate of 41 per day in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for women.
Hune said the Go Red for Women event will do a great service in bringing awareness to the plight of women fighting this terrible disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of heart attacks is crucial to having a positive outcome.
Heart attack symptoms include shortness of breath, uncomfortable pressure, and squeezing or pain in the chest or upper body.
Although risk factors for heart disease such as age, family health history and race cannot be avoided, other risks such as cigarette smoking, inactivity and obesity are completely manageable.
For more information about Go Red for Women and heart disease, please visit www.goredforwomen.org.