2009-02-19 / Local & State

FCMC Residents And Staff See Red

FCMC LTC residents show support for "Go Red for Women" day. FCMC LTC residents show support for "Go Red for Women" day. Visitors to Fulton County Medical Center saw red on Friday, February 6, and for a good reason. Staff and nursing home residents joined the American Heart Association in celebrating women's heart health by wearing red. The Community Relations and Development Department of the Fulton County Medical Center assisted the AHA in raising $400 for its annual GO RED for Women campaign. The GO RED for Women campaign is designed to get businesses involved in raising much-needed funds for women's heart health. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States.

The center held a Lunch to Learn seminar featuring staff cardiologist Dr. Michael T. Donahoe educating women on their heart health. FCMC also provided free EKGs, blood pressure screenings, free nutrition advice, tobacco education and massages for a donation of $5 to the American Heart Association.

FCMC employee Charlotte Lake showed how big her heart was by selling heart-shaped cutouts to adorn the lobby windows. She single-handedly helped raise more than $200 for the event.

More information may be obtained by calling community health educator, Lori Bubb at 717-485-6853.

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