Hamilton Township tries to raise heart disease awareness

February 7, 2012 by  

The workers in Hamilton township wore red on the 3rd of February to raise awareness of heart disease. The American Heart Association says that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. They believe that awareness is essential to fighting the illness.

As the obesity epidemic spreads throughout western nations, more and more women are putting themselves at risk of heart disease. People who have this health condition tend to be overweight, eat unhealthy foods and/or smoke cigarettes. This coupled with little to no exercise puts a tremendous strain on the heart. This illness kills over 400,000 women in the US every year. Unfortunately, only 1 in 6 women believe that heart disease is the greatest threat to her health.

There are a few simple measures that women can take to reduce the risk of getting heart disease. These include losing weight, quitting smoking, eating well and exercising regularly. However, women will not know the importance of these actions unless they learn more about heart disease.

The best way to get word out about this illness is to launch a marketing campaign. Groups like the AHA can use printing services to create information, attractive brochures. These can then be handed out at schools, workplaces and even on the street. This is a relatively inexpensive way to raise awareness about the issue. Most charities will have enough funding for affordable print campaigns such as this one. The organization can also use television and internet advertisements in their marketing campaign.