Go Red for Women is crucial in driving local support to fund life-saving research and to educate women. Though we have made great strides in the advancement of women's cardiovascular health, we still have far to go. We need your help now so that our mothers, sisters and daughters have a chance to fight this silent killer. By sharing a commitment to speak up, spread the word and support the research, you can help save lives.
I am proud and honored to represent the City of Albany and The Albany Fire Department in this year's Men Go Red For Women campaign to raise awareness in the ongoing fight against heart disease.
Heart Disease knows no limits. It crosses all barriers and does not discriminate. In fact, heart health is always a major focus across the Fire Service as Firefighters are often times put in dangerous situations, carrying up to 75 pounds of equipment, responding to calls for help.
I hope that our healthy heart strategies within the Albany Fire Department can also bring awareness to others as we fight this disease as one united team.