Unity One Credit Union has partnered with the American Heart Association to Go Red for Women®. Employees celebrated National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5, to bring special attention to the fact that heart disease and stroke kills more women than all cancers combined. Fortunately, 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
A Decade of Success
Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, the American Heart Association has made tremendous strides in the fight against heart disease and stroke in women. Through research and education to healthy lifestyle changes, we’re proud that:
- Nearly 90% have made at least one healthy behavior change.
- More than one-third has lost weight.
- More than 50% have increased their exercise.
- 6 out of 10 have changed their diets.
- More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels.
- One third has talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
- Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day
- Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.
More Work is Crucial
Yet, with all these successes, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year,. But what’s more powerful? Millions of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends making a change.
More than ever, your financial contributions help save women’s lives. You can help support this by purchasing paper hearts at any of our branch locations. The hearts are on sale for $1, $5 and $10. All donations will be given directly to the American Heart Association to aid in the awareness about heart disease and stroke as well as critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.
ABOUT UNITY ONE CREDIT UNION
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.
Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™ www.unityone.org