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February 10, 2010 > Power of Red

Power of Red

Submitted By Pamela Russo, St. Rose Hospital
Photos By Pro Image Studios, Dublin

For the seventh year, prominent women in and out of the Hayward community have joined St. Rose Hospital as Champions for Women's Heart Health. This initiative promotes awareness of heart disease among women and informs the community about Alameda County's Cardiac Receiving Center designation, which provides faster treatment time for those who have experienced a heart attack. As a participating Cardiac Receiving Center, St. Rose has one of the lowest "door to balloon" times in the County.

Most of the featured ladies had never met before they attended the scheduled photo shoot on February 4. They are participating with a true spirit to improve the health and well-being of women in our community. Most have been touched by heart disease in one form or another. This year singer, songwriter, actress, Aria Johnson flew in from Los Angeles to support this worthy project and help spread the word about prevention and education of heart disease. Dr. Kim Mulvihill, CBS 5 Health Anchor, Hayward City Councilmember Anna Laveria May and Susan Safipour, editor of Diablo Magazine, were also on hand. The annual campaign is designed around a group of vibrant, enthusiastic and dynamic women who speak out about women's health. St. Rose's slant is.... Create a beautiful ad... and people will take notice!

It is fitting that the ladies were photographed at Hayward Fire Station No.1 this year with First Responders and Fire Chief Craig Bueno. His team at Hayward Fire Department has seen a marked increase in the number of lives saved by performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) with the LUCAS device.

"I support the campaign because I'm incredibly proud of St. Rose Hospital, a true non-profit healthcare institution, privately funded, and serving the community. We're fortunate to have a Cardiac Receiving Center, known for its excellence, in Hayward. The March event will help educate the community about preventative measures for heart disease," stated Councilwoman Anna May.

The American Heart Association has designated February as Cardiology Month and February 5 was National Wear Red Day. To compliment St. Rose Hospital's Women's Heart Health campaign, the St. Rose Cardiology Team will present a free educational Lecture & Luncheon from 11.30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 20.

For more information, visit or contact Pamela Russo at (510) 264-4116. To register for the Lecture & Luncheon on March 20, call (510) 264-4044.

Women's Heart Health Campaign
Lecture & Luncheon with St. Rose Cardiology Team
Saturday, March 20
11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sherman Balch Pavilion
St. Rose Hospital
27200 Calaroga Avenue, Hayward
(510) 264-4044

Power of Red Participants 2010
Alexandra Budde, DVM
Cheri Dove, Human Resource Specialist
Karen Jacobs, SVP, State Street
Lisa Jensen, Friend of St. Rose Hospital
Aria Johnson, Singer/Actress
Rosemarie Marchiano, St. Rose Hospital Foundation Board
Roxanna Martinez, MD
Anna Laveria May, City of Hayward Council Member
Kim Mulvihill, MD/CBS 5
Susan Safipour, Editor, Diablo Magazine
Natalie Spencer, Student
Kathleen Streeter, St. Rose Hospital Board of Trustees

Heart Tips...
Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of almost 500,000 women annually and is the Number 1 killer of women. Risk factors include high cholesterol, smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes.

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