The organizers of UW-Green Bay’s participation in annual Go Red events are asking for your help. They’d like to get as many staff and faculty members to show up for a giant photo op at high noon Friday (Feb. 6) on the floor of the Kress Events Center. The object is to get everyone together (wearing red, if possible) for a group photo with participants forming the shape of a heart. Shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. The UWGB “human heart” photo will then be submitted to the American Heart Association for their 2015 photo contest raising awareness for heart health.
This Phoenix Friday is also Go Red Day in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Pick up some Phoenix gear at The Phoenix Bookstore to support the cause. You will receive a 15 percent discount on all items with red in either the item or the logo. Aviands is again offering a 10 percent discount to anyone wearing Phoenix gear on Friday. Also this Friday:
· For a humorous look at timeless classics, check out an all student cast and crew perform “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” at the University Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
· Olivia Millerschin, winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting contest and known for her quirky music – her sassy tune “Screw Valentine’s Day” is getting attention – will be performing in the Common Grounds Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. courtesy of Good Times Programming. (We hear that she might do a guest performance on campus earlier in the day, as well.)
· Cheap Seats this weekend features the film “Dear White People” at 6:30 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. on Friday and continuing through the weekend.
Heart disease and stroke are the cause of death for approximately 1 in 3 women. Yet, 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Join faculty, staff and students at UW-Green Bay in wearing red to raise awareness, and partaking of healthy activities this week in celebration of national “Go Red Week.”
Events on campus:
• Tuesday (Feb. 3) — Blood Pressure Checks, noon to 1 p.m., booth on lower level of the Union, provided by Health Services
• Wednesday (Feb. 4) — Heart Healthy Experience, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Leona Cloud Commons. Come sample heart healthy-foods including black bean brownies and apple craisin salad provided by A’viands
• Thursday (Feb. 5) — Go Red Poker Walk from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Register in the Office of Student Life to start your mile walk around campus. Finish with a chance to win prizes, T-shirts available for participants while supplies last. Also, Zumba at 9 p.m. in the Kress Events Center that evening
• Friday (Feb. 6) — National Go Red Day! Wear red to show support and be part of our Photo Op at noon in the Kress Events Center arena… “we will make the largest human heart we possibly can and submit the picture to the heart associations photo contest. We should be done within 20 minutes.”
All week pick up information and your red dress pin at the booth located in the lower level of the Union. If you know of anyone who is a heart disease or stroke survivor make sure to grab the pin with the paper heart behind it to symbolize survival. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life at 465-2720.
Paula Fleurant, a registered nurse who earned her bachelor’s (1975) and master’s (1986) from UW-Green Bay, was honored by the American Heart/Stroke Association. Fleurant received the 2014 Go Red for Women Heart & Stroke Hero recognition Saturday, April 12 at the Oneida Country Club, during the 2014 Heart Heroes Awards and Ball. Fleurant was honored for her active role in educating women about heart disease, both in her career as a nurse and her continuous devotion to the cause as a volunteer. She poses here with her husband, Ken Fleurant, who retired in 2006 from the French and Humanistic Studies programs at UW-Green Bay.
Award-winning alumna Paula Fleurant is a great friend of UW-Green Bay. The retired nurse volunteered her time last Friday to help with a blood-pressure screening clinic here on campus. TV-5 featured her in a news story that night about the local Go Red For Women campaign from the American Heart Association. Fluerant shared her personal story as a heart disease survivor. Amy Henniges, director of the Health and Counseling Center, was also interviewed, as were students Karina Gomez and Cynthia Sanchez. See news story.
The week Feb. 3-7 was designated as Go Red for Women Week at UW-Green Bay. The national observance is a way to spread information about women’s significant risk for heart disease. Campus activities included the Go Red Poker Walk, a heart-healthy cooking demonstration, a “wear red day,” fitness activities and free blood pressure screenings.
Go Red for Women Week continues at UW-Green Bay. There’s a Go Red display in the University Union, across from the Phoenix Club. Thursday (Feb. 6) is the campus observance of National Wear Red Day for heart health awareness. And the annual Go Red Poker Walk takes place between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., starting from UU150. Read more.
Join the fight against heart disease in women by participating in Go Red for Women Week today through Friday (Feb. 3-7) at UW-Green Bay. Visit the Go Red display in the University Union, across from the Phoenix Club, and pick up information on women and heart disease and get your Red Dress lapel pin. Activities begin Tuesday (Feb. 4) with a little heart-healthy Zumba from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Union’s Alumni Rooms. For more, see our previous post.
Join the fight against heart disease in women by participating in Go Red for Women Week next Monday through Friday (Feb. 3-7) at UW-Green Bay. Visit the Go Red display in the University Union, across from the Phoenix Club, and pick up information on women and heart disease and get your Red Dress lapel pin. Enter the drawing for Go Red swag, and get ready for a week of fun activities! Contact Sheila Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 465-2036 for more Information. The week’s activities include:
- Tuesday (Feb. 4) — Zumba. Alumni Rooms 11:30 – 12:15
- Wednesday (Feb. 5) — Heart Healthy cooking demonstration by A’viands 11:30- 12:15, Cloud Commons
- Thursday (Feb. 6) — National Wear Red Day Observance. WEAR RED!
Go Red Poker Walk, 11:30 – 2 p.m., starting from UU150
- Friday (Feb. 7) — Blood pressure screening, Go Red Info Booth in Union
Join A’viands Dietitian Laura Rowell as she discusses the foods our hearts crave. The Cardio Cravings Cooking demo begins at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Leona Cloud Commons. Free samples and recipes will be available. The event is part of the Go Red for Women Heart Health month. For more information, please contact Pam Koehler-Zastrow at ext. 2012.