JAI will celebrate National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health on Thursday, February 14, 2019. According to the American Heart Association (beneficiary of Wear Red Day), heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. National Wear Red Day was first observed to bring national attention to the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Looking back on all that has been accomplished, we’ve really made tremendous strides. They include: · Nearly 90% of women have made at least one healthy behavior change. · More than one-third of women has lost weight. · More than 50% of women have increased their exercise. · 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets. · More than 40% of women have checked their cholesterol levels. · One third of women have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans. · Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day. · Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years. But despite our progress, more work is crucial. Janome America encourages all employees to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives. Please consider donating at least $5 to this very worthy cause! Our goal is to raise $500, let’s make it happen!