According to the American Heart Association, every 40 seconds a loved one has a heart attack or stroke. Together, we can protect the hearts we love by wearing red to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease.
On Friday, February 4, 2022, Doherty employees were invited to participate in Wear Red Day. This national initiative through the American Heart Association was created to raise awareness for and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This year’s theme was focused on reclaiming your rhythm and creating or rebuilding healthy habits that work best for you despite the physical and mental stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For each Doherty employee that participated in Wear Red Day, our company pledged a donation to the American Heart Association. We’re pleased to announced that after final count, the donation totaled $1,420, surpassing previous years’ amounts. This company donation will be used by the American Heart Association for lifesaving work to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease showing that together, we can reclaim our rhythm.
In addition to wearing red, employees were encouraged to raise awareness for and reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease through the following ways:
- Become CPR Certified! Find a CPR training course near you by visiting this CPR course locator.
- Get Educated! Review and become familiar with the signs/symptoms of heart attack and strokes.
- Find Ways to Give! Make a personal donation in honor of a loved one where all donation dollars were matched by Big Lots.