AFSA Local 10 President Featured in American Heart Association Billboard

From the press release:

District Leaders Participate in National Campaign

Crystal Barton, president of the Buffalo Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, AFSA Local 10, featured on “Go Red” Campaign Billboard

As part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign, there are 24 billboards around Buffalo that the Buffalo Public Schools will see some familiar faces on.

Buffalo Public Schools Chief Academic Officer, Frances Wilson, McKinley High School Principal and BCSA President, Crystal Boling- Barton and Executive Chef of Westminster Academy, Mary Ruth Rera, have joined the mission along with many other community leaders and will be recognized at the luncheon which is scheduled for: Thursday, May 10th, 2012 FROM 10:30 AM- 1:30 PM at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott.  Retired Principal of Westminster Academy, Yvonne Minor-Ragan PhD is chairing this event.

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national campaign to increase awareness of heart disease, the leading cause of death for women, and to inspire and empower women to take charge of their heart health. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. The grassroots campaign has grown into a vibrant national movement as more women, men, celebrities, healthcare professionals and politicians embrace and elevate the cause of women and heart disease.  This yearlong campaign, kick off at the annual “Go Red For Women luncheon” on May 10th, provides women of all generations with tips and information on healthy eating and exercise as well as blood pressure and cholesterol management.

4 Components of Go Red For Women include:
• Public education to increase awareness that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women
• Educating healthcare professionals to treat women according to guidelines
• Educating lawmakers about this issue
• Raising funds for women awareness, education and research programs

This year, make It YOUR Mission to stop the No. 1 killer by donating funds to support scientific research and educational programs promoting women’s heart health.   We need your help now so that our daughters, sisters and mothers have a chance to fight this silent killer. Heart disease has already touched you or someone you love, so help us save a woman’s life today. Make It Your Mission to stop the No. 1 killer through donations to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.

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