Go Red Event Goes Big at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

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February 5th 2016 was National Wear Red day to raise awareness for heart disease, which claims the lives of 432,000 women each year.  In addition to wearing red, Susan Booth & Elissa Lombardo in the North Kingstown location held a breakfast with plenty of heart-healthy options, as well as a raffle to raise money for the American Heart Association. Sarah white & Amy Gedeon at the Wixom, Michigan Solution Center hosted a chili cook-off, won by Gary Kittle from the ROMER Calibration Lab.  And Chelsea Felton at our Lake Forest Solution Center hosted a heart-healthy salad bar lunch to bring awareness to heart disease.

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The Schedule for National Wear Red Day


EllisaBetween all three locations, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence was able to raise over $950 for the American Heart Association! The day had personal significance for Elissa Lombardo, a service coordinator here in the northeast.  Elisa has championed this cause for many years and has coordinated the participation from our field offices.

"Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women in this country. Many women ignore the signs and I, myself am a high-risk candidate. High blood pressure for over 20 years, I have been monitored and medicated with an enlarged heart. I’m scared I won’t see my children graduate or married. Not fair to them or to me, I want more programs and awareness for all women and medication affordable to prevent any further damage from this controllable disease. We lost a GREAT employee here years ago, Peter Edge which sparked my movement to GO RED."  


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Hexagon employees at the Wilcox location wear red to show their support

How can you help control your risk for heart disease?  Start by following these 7 tips known as “Life’s Simple 7.”  This list includes suggestions like increasing physical activity, controlling cholesterol, and making sensible changes to your diet. The Life’s Simple 7 also offers resources to those who are trying to quit smoking. 

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 The Lake Forest Solution Center helps to raise awareness by wearing red


For more ways to get involved, visit https://www.goredforwomen.org/

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