Paradise Day Spa helps raise heart disease awareness |

Paradise Day Spa helps raise heart disease awareness

A Glenwood Springs business is raising awareness among local women and children that heart disease is the No. 1 health threat to women. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, only 20 percent of women identify heart disease as the greatest health problem facing women today. One in three women dies from heart disease – regardless of race or ethnicity. To motivate women to take heart health seriously, Paradise Day Spa is hosting an essay contest to promote The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign warning women about their risk of heart disease. The Heart Truth features a red dress as the symbol for women and heart-disease awareness.In the contest, participants are asked to:n Submit an essay of one page or less on what makes your mother unique and special, why she wants or needs a makeover and at least one statement about women and heart disease being the No. 1 cause of death in women.n Draw a picture of your mother in a red dress and submit with the essay on a separate sheet of paper.n Include your mother’s address and phone number so she can receive a gift card to Paradise Day Spa for her free makeover.The contest is open to children of all ages. The winner receives a free makeover for his or her mother at Paradise Day Spa. All essays and pictures must be received by May 9. Send entries to: Paradise Day Spa, 2520 Grand Ave., Suite 102, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.The Heart truth campaign is specifically targeted at at women ages 40 to 60 – the time when a woman’s risk of heart disease starts to rise. But its messages are also important for younger women, since heart disease develops gradually and can start at a young age, even in the teenage years. Older women have an interest too – it’s never too late to take action to prevent and control the risk factors for heart disease. Even those who have heart disease can improve their heart health and quality of life.For more information on the contest, contact Paradise Day Spa at 928-9782 or For more information about heart disease and risks, visit

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