Boston Scientific Employees, Champions for Women's Health
Did you know that cardiovascular diseases kill one woman about every 80 seconds and about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education?* The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign is about raising awareness of heart disease, stroke, DVT, Peripheral Artery Disease and other cardiovascular diseases in an effort to change these statistics. At Boston Scientific, we believe in the power of awareness and that’s why we encourage our employees to Wear Red on the first Friday in February each year.
At Boston Scientific we are dedicated to patient well-being. Wear Red Day is just one of the ways in which Boston Scientific employees are committed to strengthening communities through investments in health and education programming. During our annual Week of Caring, where employees volunteer at service projects around the Globe, many teams focus on improving health and healthy living for people in their local communities.
Additionally, we participate in the Heart Walk and other fundraising walks that raise money and awareness for local health programs and we work through our health equity program called Close the Gap to eliminate cardiovascular care disparities through community education, continuing medical education (CME) for healthcare professionals and sharing the importance of adhering to clinical guidelines. We're on a mission to help ensure all patients receive optimal cardiac care regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or primary language. Learn more about Close the Gap ( http://www.your-heart-health.com/en-US/home.html )
*Data provided by the American Heart Association (AHA)
Cork Green Team Partners with Grow It Yourself
Boston Scientific Cork’s Green Team has partnered with Grow It Yourself (GIY), an emerging global network of people who grow some of their own food.
With the rise of diet-related illness, there has never been a more urgent need for people to grow and eat healthy food. Research has shown that when people grow some of their own food, they gain a deeper understanding of food (“food empathy”), which leads to long term dietary changes and improved mental and physical wellbeing.
As part of this partnership, the Green Team have constructed timber raised beds at a local day care centre for those with special needs. So far, Green Team volunteers, with the help of Grow It Yourself, have constructed and filled four raised vegetable beds in the centre’s grounds and have put in place a volunteer schedule for the rest of the season.
In addition to building vegetable beds, the Green Team members are taking a proactive approach in helping the carers and residents of the day centre understand how to care for the raised beds and how to maximise yields and sustain growth for years to come so that the centre will have a fresh, organic supply of vegetables.
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“It’s a real pleasure to see the excitement of the shelter residents when we arrive with baskets brimming with fresh produce. The staff chef really appreciates the fresh vegetables and has taken on the challenge of cooking from scratch and using what we bring each week”.
Hearts for Health Garden Volunteer, Arden Hills