National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 3rd!
Why wear red? February, of course, is HEART HEALTH MONTH. The “Go Red For Women” campaign was created to raise awareness by women that they are at risk of heart disease so they will take steps toward protecting their health. Have you had your heart checked lately? Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, however, most people falsely believe that it is a “man’s” disease. As a part of the American Heart Association (AHA), Go Red For Women encourages education and action and provides women with “the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life”. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) introduced the red dress in 2003 as a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. The AHA then adopted the symbol for uniformity among the organizations coming together to promote this cause. More information can be found on the website at https://www.goredforwomen.org/fight-heart-disease-women-go-red-women-official-site/about-go-red/. So…do you plan to wear RED on Friday?
Well, Phil saw his shadow…6 more weeks of Winter
Today was Groundhog Day and up in Gobbler’s Knob, PA the little critter saw his shadow! According to news reports Punxsutawney Phil was fairly frisky in the 30-degree air this morning but once he got down to business he saw his little groundhog shadow on his tree stump stage. Of course, this means we have six more weeks of winter to look forward to…or to dread…it’s really a matter of opinion. You might as well keep your winter coat, your snow shovel and a bag of ice melt handy. And don’t forget to put a bag of sand or kitty litter in the trunk of the car in case you need traction on icy roads!
Cold Temperatures…Turn those faucets on
It looks like the temperature will drop into the teens again tomorrow (Friday) night. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you go to bed and turn those faucets on to drip.