Instead of giving out smooches at their kissing booth—nurses handed out dark chocolate Hersey KISSES, packed with heart healthy antioxidants, to those who donated to the American Heart Association in honor of Wear Red Day Friday.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. One women dies every minute from heart disease, according to the American Heart Association
White Plains Hospital's nurses volunteered for the day, handing out heart-healthy tips and information on ways everyone can beat heart disease.
One-in-three people, or 82 million, have some type of cardiovascular disease in the US. About 2,200 people die each day, or one person every 39 second, due to a cardiovascular related disease, according to the American Heart Association.
Click here to learn about the warning sides of heart disease; and here for tips on staying active, eating right and managing stress. Find heart healthy dessert, snack, appetizer, drink and meal recipes by clicking here.
In addition to celebrating Wear Red Day and the month of February as American Heart Month, White Plains Hospital commemorated its one year anniversary of the hospital's cardiac catheterization laboratory that began performing emergency angioplasty—which saves heart attack patients— one year ago this month.
The hospital was also signing up participants for the Westchester Start! Heart Walk, which the hospital co-sponsors with the American Heart Association and others. Donations collected at the hospital Friday will go toward the walk.
This year's walk will take place at the Kensico Dam on Oct. 11. Click here to register or donate to the walk.
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