Wells is a Wear Red Day Challenge Winner

02-28-12 - The College helps raise awareness in the fight against heart disease of women.

On Monday, February 27, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign announced the 13 “most spirited” winners of their Wear Red Day Challenge competition on Facebook held throughout American Heart Month in February.

Go Red for Women was created in 2004 to inform women about the risks of heart disease—the No. 1 killer of women—and how to be proactive in their heart health. Wells College president, Lisa Marsh Ryerson, serves on the Executive Leadership team for the Go Red for Women Movement of Syracuse, N.Y.

After receiving the most “likes,” Wells College was the Go Red Group category winner in the competition for their ‘red heart’ photo of students, faculty and staff wearing red in support of National Wear Red Day on February 3. The Wear Red Day Challenge promoted a friendly “most spirited” competition to encourage participation in National Wear Red Day held on the first Friday in February.

With heart disease claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, the American Heart Association dedicates itself to fighting the preventable disease through their Go Red for Women initiative that educates and empowers women to take control of their heart health. To learn more about the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign or the Wear Red Day Challenge, visit http://www.goredforwomen.org/.



Clare Scott, 315.364.3404, cscott@wells.edu