On Saturday RYPE hosted it’s inaugural RYPE goes RED for WOMEN 5K Fun Run/Walk. Our event benefitted the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women cause, which is raising money and bringing awareness to heart disease in women. Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer? We had an honored heart attack survivor speak to all of the runners, and she provided an alarming fact. 1 in 3 women die from heart disease every year….and basically informed us that out of the runners there, over a third should simply consider themselves dead. Crazy right?
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Knowing the symptoms is key…but taking your healthy well-being seriously is even more key! Which is why RYPE felt that the best way to get involved was not only to raise money for the cause, but to do so in a manner that directly affects this disease. Running/walking is a positive to your healthy well-being. Even a 5 minute run can help prevent heart disease. “Compared to nonrunners, those who ran had a 30% lower risk of death from all causes and a 45% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, investigators found. In fact, runners on average lived three years longer than those who did not hit the pavement.” (Read more at: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/28/even-a-5-minute-run-can-help-prevent-heart-disease/)
We had about 35 folks brave the February morning cold to come out for a good time. After each person finished, we celebrated their accomplishment by providing a glass of red wine and a piece of dark chocolate – both heart healthy items!! And in the process of doing all of this, we raised over $600 for the cause!
Hyped 2b RYPE!!!