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UMFK campus to participate in "Wear Red Day"

January 23, 2009


The University of Maine at Fort Kent campus community will join the American Heart Association’s (AHA) fight against heart disease by encouraging everyone to participate by wearing red to work on Friday, February 6 to help raise women’s awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower women to reduce their risk.   

“’Wear Red to Work Day’ is one of the simple ways in which everyone can help to spread the awareness of heart health for women.  Heart-related problems in women are on the rise.  It is not just a problem for men anymore.  It is a problem for all of us,” said Eric Russell, UMFK’s assistant director of residential life and wellness.    

An information booth will be set-up in Cyr Hall.  Russell will be handing out red ribbons for people to wear, just to make sure that everyone has something red on. There also will be a photo taken at 11:30 a.m. in the Bengal’s Lair of everyone who is wearing red on Friday, February 6.