February 14th 2017 BOSTON – State Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), joined numerous colleagues from the House and Senate while showing support towards the Go Red for Woman campaign. This event continues to help educate women on how to fight heart disease.
Over the past couple of years, the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators has collaborated with The American Heart Association for the annual observance of Go Red for Women, to raise awareness around heart disease. On Tuesday February 14, members of the House and Senate were given the opportunity to show support towards educating woman and finding cures against this deadly but preventable disease. During this event, Representative Muradian proudly signed on to joint legislation recognizing February as American Heart Month.
“I am so appreciative to have been given the opportunity to participate in the Go Red for Women campaign,” said Representative Muradian. “Events such as the one held today help educate both women and men on lifestyle changes that can reduce their risk of heart disease. I will continue to do my part in the State Legislature to spread awareness on the prevention against this deadly disease.”
In 2003, after being confronted with the fact that heart disease takes the lives of nearly 500,000 American women annually, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute started the Go Red for Women campaign. Since the creation of this campaign, 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets, 50% of women have increased their exercise, more than 1/3 of women have lost weight and over 40% have checked their cholesterol. These minor, but life changing habits have had a positive result of 300 fewer women dying from heart disease and stroke each and every day.
“The Go Red for Women campaign has clearly made a strong impact on the American people,” said Representative Muradian. “It is up to us to continue to make positive life choices and educate both men and women on this preventable disease.”
Any constituent who wishes to speak to Representative Muradian or his staff please call (617) 722-2240.