WARWICK, RI – Monday, February 10 , 2020 – Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) employees at T.F Green Airport “went red” in support of National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 7th, an annual campaign held on the first Friday in February to raise awareness about heart disease in women. RIAC employees wore read and held a donation drive to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
“We’re proud do to our part at Green Airport to ‘Wear Red for Women’ to raise awareness regarding stroke and heart disease, which tragically still take the lives of one in three women in the nation,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women and we ‘whole heartedly’ support efforts among our employees and patrons to #GoRedGetFit!”
In addition to allowing employees the opportunity to donate to efforts to prevent heart disease among women, RIAC also helped promote the cause via social media promoting #WearRedDay and #GoRedWearRed. Employees also took time during the day to enjoy some heart healthy refreshments while encouraging all employees to take heart disease seriously and #GoRedGetFit.
According to www.goredforwomen.org 80% of heart disease among women is preventable. The “Go Red for Women” campaign started in 2004 when the American Heart Association took on the challenge of raising awareness about the number one cause of death in women.
About T.F. Green Airport: A convenient and low-cost international gateway to New England, T.F. Green Airport (PVD) has a large catchment area with 7.5 million residents within 90 minutes of the airport. It attracts passengers from nearby Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. PVD is located just outside of Providence, Rhode Island, and is about one hour from Boston. The airport provides access to Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and Cape Cod. Direct highway access, rail and busses connect PVD to Providence and Boston. Airlines serving the airport are Air Canada, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines. Well known for ease of traveler access, affordable parking and short lines, TF Green Airport was named as one of USA Today’s “Readers’ Choice Best Small Airports” for 2020.