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Published on February 01, 2011

Going red for women and heart disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. — The cypress tree in the entry plaza at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula will "go red" on Friday, February 4 as part of the national campaign to educate women about heart disease — their No. 1 killer.

The tree will be lighted in red at 5 p.m. Friday and at dusk every night afterward during February as part of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign and American Heart Month.

People throughout the United States are encouraged to wear red on Friday to call attention to the disease that kills more than a quarter of a million women each year.

Through its Tyler Heart Institute, Community Hospital offers services and programs to help reduce the risk for heart disease. These include Kick the Nic-Smoking Cessation, Advanced Lipid Management Program, Medical Fitness Membership, and a Heart Risk Assessment that determines an individual’s personal risk for heart disease.

Men and women can also learn more about heart disease at Every Beat Counts, a heart-health fair sponsored by Community Hospital at Del Monte Center on Saturday, February 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants may have free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings, talk with health experts including a cardiologist and registered nurse and registered dietitian, and enjoy live music, cooking and exercise demonstrations, and an active-wear fashion show.

Learn more about the health fair and about heart health at www.chomp.org .

 

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/