CentraState sets for day of health for women

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — In support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day for Women, CentraState Healthcare System is helping to raise awareness of the threat of cardiovascular disease in women.

At the Freehold Raceway Mall on Feb. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., CentraState’s health promotion staff will provide free demonstrations in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; health screenings for blood pressure, body fat and carbon monoxide analysis; and cardiac and stroke risk assessments for women. They will also distribute literature on smoking-cessation programs, and fitness and wellness classes. Men are encouraged to stop by to learn more and pick up information for the women in their lives.

According to the AHA, nearly 500,000 women die each year from cardiovascular diseases, more female lives than from the next seven causes of death combined, including all cancers. More than 15,000 New Jersey women die each year from heart disease and stroke.

Wear Red Day, which occurs during American Heart Month, is part of the AHA’s multiyear “Go Red for Women” campaign focused on cardiovascular disease in women. CentraState is also promoting heightened awareness among its employees on Wear Red Day with a variety of events at CentraState Medical Center.