January 22, 2010 -
A woman can wear it on her purse, backpack or gym bag. She can tie it to her baby stroller or her dog’s collar. She can give it to a man to hang from his rear view mirror or tuck it in his shirt pocket. Kids can wrap them on their bike handles or display them in their school locker. Wherever it is spotted, the red 2010 women’s heart health scarf is a reminder for all women to gain control of their heart health.
Spearheaded by Kathy Charlton, owner of Olympic Cellars, these red scarves were designed with the theme “Love Yourself 2010” in order to motivate women with nuggets of wisdom and inspirational quotes.
“These red scarves will be a visible example throughout our community of women taking their heart health into their own hands,” says Rhonda Curry, assistant administrator at Olympic Medical Center.” This year we are asking women to ‘go!’ Go see your provider. Go find out your cholesterol and body mass index. Go out and do something with your health information and make healthy choices for your heart.”
Each bandana-style scarf sells for $5 and is available throughout February at the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, located at 928 Caroline, and participating local businesses in celebration of National Heart Month. Visit www.olympicmedical.org for more information. All proceeds benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation to fund needs for community cardiac services efforts.
Ten area businesses have sponsored this unique scarf, including Olympic Cellars, Necessities & Temptations, The Toggery, Fors Financial Consulting, Victoria Express, Family Veterinary Clinic, Helen Elwood Allstate Insurance, Laurel Black Design, Karen Rogers Consulting and Olympic Medical Center. Each sponsor has a demonstrated history of supporting heart healthy activities in the local community and has made a commitment to “walking the talk” for heart health, according to Curry.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. OMC is a sole community hospital and rural referral center. It provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.