RESOLUTION NO. RS2011-1533
A resolution proclaiming Friday, February 4, 2011, as National Wear Red Day.
WHEREAS, diseases of the heart are the nation’s leading cause of death and stroke is the fourth leading cause of death; and
WHEREAS, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of over 421,000 American females each year, approximately one death per minute; and
WHEREAS, each year, 52% of all deaths due to cardiovascular disease and 60% of stroke deaths occur in females; and
WHEREAS, too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer; and
WHEREAS, in 2007, the direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular diseases in the U.S., including stroke, was estimated to be $286 billion; and
WHEREAS, nearly as many women die of heart disease, stroke, and all other cardiovascular diseases than the next four leading causes of death combined, including all cancers; and
WHEREAS, only 16% of women surveyed in 2009 identified cardiovascular disease as the greatest health problem facing them; and
WHEREAS, February is designated as American Heart Month; and
WHEREAS, Go Red For Women® is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness about heart disease—the leading cause of death for women—and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health; and
WHEREAS, all women should learn their own personal risk for heart disease, using tools such as the American Heart Association’s My Life Check, Go Red For Women® Heart CheckUp, Go Red For Women® Better U - and by talking to their healthcare provider; and
WHEREAS, making the right choices relating to proper nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle choices are essential to living a heart healthy life; and
WHEREAS, by choosing to Make It Your Mission! you can save lives; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, and do hereby proclaim Friday, February 4, 2011, to be National Wear Red Day in Nashville and urge all citizens to show their support for women and the fight against heart disease by commemorating this day by the wearing of the color red.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as proclaiming Friday, February 4, 2011, to be National Wear Red Day.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Vivian Wilhoite, Erica Gilmore, Sandra Moore
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||February 1, 2011|
|Adopted:||February 1, 2011|
|Approved:||February 2, 2011|