PMH “Goes Red” for Heart Awareness

On “National Wear Red Day” Friday, February 6, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital joined in the nationwide effort to raise awareness of heart health during American Heart IMG_1075Month and wore red to work. If you have a heart, you could have heart disease. Heart and blood vessel disease is our nation’s Number 1 killer. About half of the deaths from heart and blood vessel disease are from coronary heart disease, which includes heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, about 325,000 people a year die of coronary attack before they get to a hospital or emergency room. West Virginia ranks 4th among all states in the nation for heart disease death rates.

Throughout the month of February, PMH will display posters and information about heart health. The highlight of awareness activities will be a “Love Your Heart” Potluck Luncheon to be held February 10th at the McClintic Library beginning at 12 noon. Learn more about heart disease and stroke and what you can do to keep your heart healthy.

The luncheon will be co-hosted by the WVU Extension Service and Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. Men and women are invited to join us for an hour of fellowship, education, giveaways, door prizes, and good food. Special local guest speakers will share their personal stories in hopes of raising awareness. Please wear red to show your support and bring a healthy “red” dish to share. Invite your friends to join us! RSVP by 10am on February 10th to the Extension Office at 304-799-4852.

Please join us for this very important event!