Superior Tube wears red to promote women’s heart health
On Friday 6th February, employees at Superior Tube ‘went red’ on National Wear Red Day, in support of the American Heart Association’s heart health initiative, Go Red for Women.
Heart disease is the number 1 killer in women in America, and in 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year. Held annually on the first Friday in February, National Wear Red Day invites women across the States to join together and raise awareness for the ‘silent killer’.
2015 marks the 12th anniversary of Go Red for Women’s National Wear Red Day – and its accomplishments speak for themselves. Since its launch, Go Red for Women has transformed the lives of millions of American women. So far, nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behaviour change; which for over 50% has meant increasing their exercise. 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets, resulting in a weight loss for over a third. Perhaps most impressive of all is the fact that one third of American women have talked with their doctors about developing healthy heart plans.
For Superior Tube, National Wear Red Day was an upbeat, positive event. “We asked employees to wear red, gave them cute little red dress pins – and some Dove dark chocolate!” explained Debbie Melynk, Director of Human Resources. “We had a lot of heart health information available and had a couple of raffles to give away some heart healthy prizes like cookbooks and exercise items. It was a fun day, and we had great participation.”
Superior Tube’s participation in National Wear Red Day is indicative of their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their employees. The Company also has a robust Corporate and Social Responsibility policy, and strive to meet their social responsibilities and minimize any impact their work might have on the environment.