Benoit Resolution Proclaims February 5 Riverside County “Go Red For Women” Day
RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit today announced the introduction of a measure to recognize February 2010 as the American Heart Month and February 5, 2010 as Riverside County “Go Red For Women” Day.
“Heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death, and it’s important to raise awareness of the risks to heart health,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “My resolution calls on residents of Riverside County to show their support for women by wearing red on Friday, February 5.”
Each year, 53 percent of all deaths from cardiovascular disease occur in women, claiming the lives of 460,000 American women each year. The Go Red For Women Day is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness of heart disease and inspire women to take care of their heart health. Patty Newman, of Rancho Mirage, Chair of the Coachella Valley’s 2010 Go Red For Women campaign, is commended in the resolution.
Supervisor John J. Benoit represents the Fourth District on the Riverside County Board of
Supervisors. Stretching from the Palm Springs area south to the Salton Sea and east to the
Colorado River, it is the largest geographical district in the county.