Why Go Red?

 

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.  Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day® ,February 2, 2018, encourage others to do the same and make the time to Know Your Numbers.

Five numbers, that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.

On National Wear Red Day®, be sure to wear something red to show your support for women with heart disease and stroke.

Take a selfie, organize your office to wear red, paint your neighborhood red, organize a neighborhood walk wearing red, dress your family up in red.  However you Go Red, take photos and share them on the 689 Moving Metro Facebook page using the hashtag – #WearRedandGive.

Want to know what it means to go red for women? Check out the video below! 

 

 

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What are the Plan Office’s hours?

The Health & Welfare Plan Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Our address is:
Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan
2701 Whitney Place, Suite 100
Forestville, Maryland 20747
Phone: 301-568-2294

Directions to the Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan Office
The office of the Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Plan Office is located just inside the beltway on the first floor of the ATU Local 689 union building in Forestville, MD. From the Beltway, take exit 11-B (Route 4, Pennsylvania Ave) toward Washington DC. The second traffic light is Donnell Drive. Turn right (north) on Donnell Drive. At the end of Donnell Drive, turn left onto Marlboro Pike. Immediately after turning onto Marlboro Pike, make a right onto Whitney Place. The union office building will be on the left and the Health & Welfare Plan Office is to the left of the main entrance.

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