American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day February 4, 2011 Park Place Dealerships will be going red inside and out in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day – Friday, February 4, 2011 – a day when Americans nationwide will take women’s health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness.
Park Place Dealerships will donate $25 to the American Heart Association for every authorized test drive at any of our participating Dallas-Fort Worth dealerships on Friday, February 4 or Saturday, February 5. In addition, Park Place Dealerships is allowing its employees to wear jeans with a red shirt or blouse February 4th in exchange for a $5 donation to AHA. Women are encouraged to take the “Go Red Heart Check Up,” a free interactive online assessment tool that helps women take charge of their heart health. Simply enter your information into the questionnaire at www.GoRedForWomen.org. The website also offers tips on heart health and ways to get involved to make a difference.
________________________________________Women & Heart Health Facts: • While 1 in 30 American women die of breast cancer, almost 1 in 3 will die from cardiovascular disease. • Research shows that 80% of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking. • African-American and Mexican-American women have higher heart disease and stroke risk factors than white women of comparable socioeconomic status. • Heart disease rates in post-menopausal women are two to three times higher than in pre-menopausal women of the same age.________________________________________
Participating Go Red for Women test drive dealerships include Park Place Motorcars
in Dallas, Fort Worth and Bedford; Park Place Porsche
on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas; Park Place Lexus
Plano and Grapevine; smart center
Dallas and Fort Worth; Park Place Jaguar
Plano and Park Place Volvo
at Inwood/Lemmon Avenue. Be sure and mention you are taking a test drive in support of the Go Red for Women initiative. Directions and complete details are online at www.parkplace.com. Meanwhile, wear red Friday, February 4th in support of the American Heart Association and help spread the message:
Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear… It’s the #1 Killer of Women.