Rochester, MN – February 4, 2012 – The Apache Mall was the setting for the Wear Red Day 2012, where the fight against heart disease was brought to awareness. Various organization conducted heart healthy activities in an effort to show the public what heart disease is and what it can do if not checked.
The OMC Health conducted screenings which included blood pressure, BMI calculations, smoking cessation, stress management and provided nutritional information for a healthier lifestyle.
The Mayo Clinic held cholesterol screenings and the AHA table distributed heart healthy and Go Red for Women information.
Alison Streiff, who is a Career Service Coordinator for MSB-Rochester and is also an ambassador for Go Red for Women had this to say about the event, “As an ambassador for the Go Red for Women campaign, I am able to create awareness about being heart healthy as well as educate community members on the volunteer commitments that our students engage in.”
Alison is the owner of Curves and was instrumental in organizing the various activities at the Go Red for Women event. Activates included: zumba dancing provided by Curves and belly dancing sponsored by the International Dance Studio. Cardio kickboxing rounded out the entertainment which was conducted by Extreme Fitness.
Global Citizenship students Tanya Kaehler and Heather Bowman of MSB-Rochester volunteered their time and helped with setup and breakdown and where also on hand when the public needed assistance.