Friday, January 6, 2012

Countdown to National Wear Red Day!

February 3, 2012 is National Wear Red Day®, a day when women, men, companies and organizations come together to bring awareness to women's No. 1 killer - heart disease. Help us uncover the truth and make ending it a reality.  Visit for ideas and resources to celebrate National Wear Red Day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Help Turn the White House Red!

Help turn the White House red for American Heart Month in February! We need 25,000 signatures by Jan 4. Sign the petition today to fight heart disease!

My first blog - Holiday Season

Hi! This is Laurie. I am looking forward to blogging with all of you. I will be embarking on week 3 of the program. I got out of the routine a little over Thanksgiving. Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far.
Our new group of BetterU ladies!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Help us turn Allen County red in February! We need building to “Go Red” this February  for American Heart Month - and especially on Wear Red Day - Feb 3. Businesses can join the ranks of Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building, Times Square and many more landmarks.

There are many ways a building can Go Red. For instance:
• Light a building red (cover your exterior lights with red gels or red holiday lights)
• Hang red dress banners showing support of Go Red For Women throughout your facility
• Place Go Red For Women decals or posters in building windows
• Tie red ribbons on trees

Buildings that Go Red will receive many benefits, including:

• Inclusion in the American Heart Association’s local publicity efforts to showcase the hundreds of local businesses that “Go Red”
• Identification with the American Heart Association, the nation’s premiere health research, advocacy and educational organization dealing with cardiovascular disease
• Awareness and educational programs for employees offered through the year, to keep heart health and quality of life and work as a priority for staff

For a Buildings Go Red resource guide or more information, on how you can help turn buildings red, contact Wendy King at

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Welcome new BetterU Challengers!

Please welcome our new Go Red BetterU Makeover Challengers - Cheryl Allen, Becky Beckman, Lorraine Binkerd, Jennifer Boen, Tracy Brimhall, Rebecca Craig, Remona Gates, Laurie Hollars, Judy Meiklejohn, Danita Morris, Kim Ruffin, Mary Sherwood, and Karen VanGorder. Over the next 12 weeks, you'll hear from these inspiring women as they work to lead heart healthier lives. I encourage you to join them on their journey by signing up for the BetterU Challenge at and following this blog. Good luck to all!