U.S. Xpress Goes Red for Women
Chattanooga, TN. (February 1, 2019) – Friday, February 1st is the kick off to the American Heart Association’s Heart Month. It’s a month designed to create awareness about heart disease. We encourage everyone to wear red Friday to show support!
Starting Friday, for the next month, you will notice a red dress lit up on the side of our main buildings in Chattanooga. The red dress is the symbol of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative. This initiative is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.
The facts are alarming:
• One in three women will die as a result of Cardiovascular Disease.
• A women dies every 80 seconds due to heart disease or stroke.
• 90% of women has at least one risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease.
• About 50 million women have hypertension (high blood pressure) in the United States.
• More than 30% of cardiovascular events in women are due to hypertension.
• 66% of people with high blood pressure, do not know they have it.
This year, U.S. Xpress President and CEO Eric Fuller teamed up with the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red to serve as an ambassador for the Go Red initiative and help bring awareness to our community.
Eric said becoming a part of this organization is personal for him. “Most of us have mothers, sisters, daughters, and other important women in our lives. Please join me in our fight to end Cardiovascular Disease and Wear Red on Friday, February 1st.”