RESOLUTION NO. RS2013-582
A resolution designating Friday, February 1st, 2013, “National Wear Red Day” in the City of Nashville and will mark the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day and the 10th year of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement.
WHEREAS, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement has been impacting the health of women for 10 years and more than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved and 330 fewer women are dying every day; and
WHEREAS, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat; and
WHEREAS, cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute; and
WHEREAS, an estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases; and
WHEREAS, ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease, and
WHEREAS, women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies; and
WHEREAS, nearly as many women die of heart disease, stroke, and all other cardiovascular diseases than the next three leading causes of death combined, including all cancers; and
WHEREAS, women are less likely to call 911 for themselves when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack than they are if someone else were having a heart attack; and
WHEREAS, by increasing awareness, speaking up about heart disease, and empowering women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, we can save thousands of lives each year.
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, In celebration of the 10th National Wear Red Day on February 1, 2013, Go Red For Women asked all women across America to join us in making America Go Red and save women’s lives; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council hereby designated Friday, February 1, 2013, “National Wear Red Day” in the City of Nashville, in recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and urged 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 designating Friday, February 1st, 2013, “National Wear Red Day” in the City of Nashville and will mark the 10th Annual National Wear Red Day and the 10th year of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement.
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: Erica Gilmore, Darren Jernigan, Jacobia Dowell, Bo Mitchell, Ronnie Stein, Josh Stites, Megan Barry, Buddy Baker, Frank Harrison, Sean McGuire
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||February 5, 2013|
|Adopted:||February 5, 2013|
|Approved:||February 12, 2013|
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