February 2014 – Employees at Professional Ambulance (Pro EMS) were seeing red on February 7, 2014, as part of the National Wear Red Day celebration to benefit the American Heart Association.
Hundreds of local businesses, community groups, hospitals, towns and schools signed up to go red to help raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular disease.
Thousands of companies and organizations nationwide encourage their employees to wear red and donate $5 to the Go Red For Women® movement and receive a red dress pin. Funds raised through Wear Red Day help support the life-saving initiatives of the American Heart Association – awareness campaigns, prevention and education programs and cutting-edge scientific research.
“Pro EMS was happy to support the AHA’s Go Red campaign this year,” said Danielle Thomas, Director of Pro EMS Center for MEDICS. “It is our hope that this campaign will gain greater support within the pre-hospital emergency medical services field.”
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, while stroke is No. 4. Women often miss the symptoms of these diseases until it’s too late—explaining why cardiovascular disease is referred to as a ‘silent killer.’ The American Heart Association is working to raise awareness of these diseases and encourage women to take charge of their heart health by making simple lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, eating healthier, exercising more and maintaining a healthy weight. Women can find important health tips at www.GoRedForWomen.org, including online tools and health assessments such as “My Life Check.”
About Professional Ambulance Service
Professional Ambulance Service (Pro EMS) provides emergency medical services to the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts in conjunction with the Cambridge Fire, Police, Emergency Communications and Public Health Departments. Additionally, Pro EMS provides emergency medical services to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professional Ambulance has proudly served the citizens, students, and visitors of Cambridge for over 35 years. For more information, visit www.proems.com or call 617.492.2700.