St. James independent school joins National Wear Red for Women Day to raise awareness about the prevalence of heart disease among women.
St. James, NY - February 2, 2018 - On Friday, February 2, the faculty and staff of Harbor Country Day School joined the national “Go Red for Women” movement to bring greater awareness and financial support to the issue of heart disease among women. The “Go Red for Women” movement culminates on National Wear Red for Women Day, a day in which men and women across the country are encouraged to wear red as a symbol for the fight against women’s heart disease and to create synergy among all organizations dedicated to fighting the number-one killer of women.
National Wear Red for Women Day was created in 2003 by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Since its inception, the movement has helped more than two million women learn their personal risk of developing heart disease by taking the “Go Red Heart Checkup;” provided more than 200,000 healthcare providers with critical patient information about women and heart disease; and convinced more than 900,000 women to join the fight against heart disease by taking specific, essential actions to improve their health.
In addition to joining together to wear red, faculty and staff of Harbor Country Day made donations to the American Heart Association, which will help fund the organization’s activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women.
“We are proud to support the ‘Go Red for Women’ movement here at Harbor Country Day School,” said Head of School John Cissel. “Character education is an integral part of our curriculum, and one of the ways we teach character development is by giving the students as many opportunities as they can to learn about and address the needs of their communities. It’s only fitting that our faculty and staff should lead by example, in this case by supporting the American Heart Association’s invaluable efforts to tackle a major health concern among women.”
About Harbor Country Day School
Founded in 1958 by conscientious parents, Harbor Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school for children from preschool through 8th grade situated in St. James’ Village of Head of the Harbor. The school employs a whole-child approach to education, wherein its rigorous curriculum is supported by a broad program in its academic, athletic, advisory, and visual and performing arts departments designed to develop all aspects of each child's talents and interests. Harbor Country Day School’s summer camp program, Camp Harbor, is among the leading summer camp programs on Long Island. The school’s mission to “cherish childhood, cultivate wonder, and inspire confident learners and leaders” underscores every child’s experience at Harbor Country Day School and ensures that all of its graduates are prepared to lead fulfilling lives filled with wonder, confidence, and many successes.
Harbor Country Day School is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is accredited by and a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). It is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Code governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees. For more information, visit www.hcdsny.org.