(Napa, CA) – Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women age 20 and older. One woman dies almost every minute from heart disease. More women die of cardiovascular disease each year than of the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Yet current studies show that still only 21% of women view heart disease as their greatest health threat.
But for every heart…every woman…there is a story. And those stories can save lives. That’s why the American Heart Association’s "Go Red For Women" campaign and Queen of the Valley Medical Center through their "Heart of Your Community" partnership are looking for survivors, family members, friends or heart health professionals to share their inspirational experiences at Go Red For Women Casting Calls here in the Napa Valley.
Go Red For Women is calling on women from Napa and all across the country to share stories of the very real and personal choices they've made to help them live a healthy life and improve their well-being. Women with compelling stories about heart health choices can speak up, inspire others and be a part of the American Heart Association’s "Go Red For Women 2010" campaign. Participants who share those stories at the Go Red For Women Casting Call at Queen of the Valley Medical Center have the chance to become a Go Red For Women spokesperson and appear as part of an NBC television special that will air nationwide in September. The selected women also will become the new faces of the Go Red campaign and be featured on Go Red websites and at events.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center Wellness Center
3421 Villa Lane, Napa CA. 94558, 2nd Floor
Saturday, February 6, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The American Heart Association and Queen of the Valley Medical Center invite all interested Napa Valley women to help them save lives by sharing their stories on this extraordinary day.
To register for the Go Red for Women Casting, please call 1-877-QUEENLINE (1-877-783-3654)
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases in communities across America. These diseases devastate millions of Americans of all ages and cause nearly 950,000 deaths each year. To prevent, treat and defeat these diseases, the association funds breakthrough research, educates the public and health professionals, and advocates for healthier communities. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.americanheart.org.
About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Regional Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, imaging center and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at www.thequeen.org
For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit www.thequeen.org