Friday, February 26, 2010

State Spotlight! Wisconsin: Go Red at the Capitol

February was a busy month at state capitals across the country, with advocates and state legislators joining together to raise awareness about the No. 1 killer of women, cardiovascular disease- and Madison, Wisconsin was right in on the action!

In addition to the beautiful state Capitol dome “going red”, the women of the legislature helped raise awareness by participating in Wear Red Day. And some legislators even put on a red dress and sneakers for the “Red Dress Dash”.

Additionally, the state legislature got to work passing joint resolutions recognizing American Heart Month, Go Red for Women and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness- and introduced a CPR in high schools bill and a farm-to-school bill.

Now, that was a successful Heart Month! Great Job Wisconsin!

Photo, top left: Women of the capitol photo shoot with Go Red spokeswoman Jennifer Engel of Wisconsin

"The Red Dress Dash", including State Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, sporting a red dress, carrying a women & heart disease stop sign, while dashing to the Capitol Square

The beautiful Wisconsin State Capitol with red dome and blanket of snow

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