Applebee's presented a check for for $11,000 to the American Heart Asssociation in support of its Go Red For Women campaign. Thirty-four Applebee’s stores in northern Indiana and northwest Ohio raised the money through an August promotion. Fort Wayne area stores were among those that participated.
One in three women will die from heart disease. Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are the leading cause of death in Indiana. Statewide, they caused 18,153 deaths (33.7% of all deaths) that year. In Allen County, 32.6% of all deaths were the result of cardiovascular diseases.
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is largely preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.