Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 9, 2012
Senators Constance Johnson, Kim David, Judy Eason McIntyre and Susan
participated in the Wear Red Lobby Day at the State Capitol Thursday.
Gov. Mary Fallin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Rita Aragon, House
and Senate members along
with various other state officials joined together Thursday to help
raise awareness of
Go Red for Women week in Oklahoma.
Senate celebrates Go Red for Women Day at Capitol
Currently, around eight million women in the U.S. are living with
heart disease, yet only one in five believes that cardiovascular
disease is her greatest health threat. For this reason, Sen. Kim
David joined with other female legislators Thursday for Wear Red
Lobby Day at the State Capitol to help raise awareness of the disease
that kills a woman nearly every minute.
“I’m so proud to be a part of this effort to raise awareness
of heart disease among my colleagues. Unfortunately, my mother was
among those whose lives were cut short by this disease and I want
to make sure other families don’t lose loved ones to this
totally preventable disease,” said David, R-Porter. “With
one woman dying nearly every minute in our country from this disease,
we have no time to waste. We must do all we can to educate our fellow
women; and I applaud the American Heart Association for their tireless
efforts to do just that.”
Nearly as many women die of heart disease, stroke, and all other
cardiovascular disease as those killed by the next three leading
causes of death combined, including all cancers. While one in 30
American women dies from breast cancer each year, one in three or
over 419,000 women die of heart disease.
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s (AHA)
national call to increase awareness about heart disease –
the leading cause of death for women – and to inspire women
to take charge of their heart health. The AHA reminds women to learn
about their own personal risk for heart disease using tools such
as the association’s My Life Check, Go Red for Women Heart
Checkup, Go Red for Women Better U, and by talking to their healthcare
February 5-11 is Go Red for Women Week in the state of Oklahoma.
Sen. David authored Senate Resolution 30 in recognition of the special
For more information contact:
Sen. David: (405) 521-5590