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Worcester County Health Department Encourages Residents and Their Pets to Go Red for Women this February

Snow Hill, MD- Heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the United States, causing 1 in 3 deaths among women each year.

Research has shown that pet ownership improves heart health, and overall mental and physical health. As a part of the Go Red campaign for 2024, the Worcester County Health Department encourages residents to Go Red for Women's Heart Health with their pets to highlight how they can help us reduce our risk for heart disease. Throughout February, the health department will have free red pet scarves available at various locations throughout the county so your pet can rock their red.

Pets increase our opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialize. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol, and stress levels. All of which play roles in preventing heart disease.

The Worcester County Health Department uses the Go Red campaign to encourage residents to raise awareness about heart disease, risk factors, and prioritizing health. To Go Red with your furry friend, pick up a free pet scarf, put it on your pet, snap a photo, and email the picture to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be featured on the Worcester Health social media channels. Scarves will be available throughout February at the following locations:

  • Berlin Health Center: 9730 Healthway Dr. Berlin, MD.
  • Dental Center: 107 Williams St. Berlin, MD.
  • Maryland Access Point (M.A.P.) at Martha and Charles Fulton Senior Center: 4767 Snow Hill Rd. Snow Hill, MD.
  • Ocean City Health Center: 4 Caroline St. Ocean City, MD.
  • Pocomoke Health Center: 400-A Walnut St. Pocomoke City, MD.
  • Snow Hill Health Center: 6040 Public Landing Rd. Snow Hill, MD.
  • Worcester Addictions Cooperative Services Center (W.A.C.S.): 11827 Ocean Gtwy. Ocean City, MD.
  • Worcester County Humane Society: 12330 Eagles Nest Rd. Belin, MD.
  • Berlin Library: 13 Harrison Ave. Berlin, MD.
  • Ocean City Library: 10003 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, MD.
  • Ocean Pines Library: 11107 Cathell Rd. Ocean Pines, MD.
  • Snow Hill Library: 307 North Washington St. Snow Hill, MD.
  • Pocomoke Library: 301 Market St. Pocomoke City. MD.

If you don’t have a pet, no problem! Worcester Health encourages you to visit the Worcester County Humane Society and spend quality time with the animals available for adoption.

This event is just one of many as a part of the Tri-County Go Red for Women campaign. For more information about Go Red for Women events, ways to reduce your risk for heart disease, and no-cost healthy lifestyle programs, please call 410-632-1100 ext.1108 or visit worcesterhealth.org.