The Barbour County Health Department celebrated "Go Red for Women" sponsored by the American Heart Association on Friday. Those present sported their red attire and collected donations to present to the American Heart Association.
The American Heart Association, through its "Go Red For Women" movement, urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day, held annually on the first Friday of February.
American Heart Month is in February, a perfect time to focus on the prevalence of heart disease, America's No. 1 killer, and the No. 1 killer of women. It is also a time to pause and celebrate the research and education that make lifesaving advances in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease a reality.
Employees of the Barbour County Health Department at 23 Wabash Avenue, Philippi, are, from left, front row, Kristy Stalnaker, Jannette Snider, Lori Thompson, Harry Willhoit, Brandy Burkhammer, and Bill Bowers; and back row, Annette Santilli, Elizabeth Grimes, Mary Cather, Cheryl Bowers, Laura Finley, Rochelle Sutton, Ann Wright, Karen Lamb, Donna Smith, Kathy Birmingham and Laura Stackpole.
More information about the heart disease for both women and men is available at the Barbour County Health Department every day.
The staff invites everyone to attend their Open House on Feb. 13 at the Barbour County Health Department. The Open House will be from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be several door prizes donated by area businesses as well as refreshments. Alderson Broaddus University nursing students will be at the Health Department taking blood pressures for guests. For more information, contact the Health Department at 304-457-1670.