ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Expect to see red in U.S. Security Associates branch offices across America today! Employees at more than 160 U.S. Security Associates locations are wearing red in a united show of support for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women® initiative.
February 1, 2013 is the 10th National Wear Red Day, and Go Red for Women® is asking supporters to not only proudly wear red as individuals but also go a step farther and turn America red – every landmark, every Main Street, every organization and every home – to shine a spotlight on heart disease in women. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. While 1 in 31 American women dies each year from breast cancer; 1 in 3 women die every year from heart disease. An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, and every minute, another woman dies.
The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women® movement has been impacting the health of women for 10 years. More than 627,000 women's lives have been saved. But heart disease in women requires more attention, more research and swifter action. Today, only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. Women represent less than one-quarter of participants in heart-related studies, and women are less likely to call 9-1-1 for themselves when experiencing heart attack symptoms than they are for someone else.
At U.S. Security Associates' corporate headquarters in Roswell, Georgia, CEO Chuck Schneider is proud to join employees company-wide in Going Red today. He says, "Go Red is a natural extension of our role as a security services provider, and it's consistent with our company values. Going Red means living healthy and spreading awareness of the message that heart disease is the #1 risk threatening the lives of women today. Physically fit security officers with healthy lifestyles are the heartbeat of our organization, and providing Security Solutions for a Safer WorldTM begins with recognizing and reducing risks. We welcome this opportunity to foster greater awareness of the risk of heart disease in women and to encourage not only our co-workers and clients but also our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends to make healthy choices."
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND GO RED FOR WOMEN®
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. The organization teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Go Red For Women® is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease in women through advocacy for more research and swifter action for women's heart health.
ABOUT U.S. SECURITY ASSOCIATES
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is North America's security solutions leader, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations. The company provides career paths for over 46,000 security professionals serving several thousand clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, meet the globally recognized ISO standard for quality management, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of today's largest security companies is a natural byproduct of these differentiators together with a commitment to investing in employee reward and development, giving back to local communities and relentlessly striving to be the best security company delivering Solutions for a Safer WorldTM. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
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