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  • The American Heart Association has given the Space Needle a red glow

    1 posts, 1 voices, 504 views, started Feb 4, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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      Seeing red
      The American Heart Association has given the Space Needle a red glow — illuminated with a red light around the landmark’s halo to call attention to heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women over 25.

      Today is National Wear Red Day for Women, and organizers suggest women wear a red dress, shirt, hat or other apparel as a show of support for women who have been touched by heart disease or stroke.

      Bon-Macy’s downtown store is highlighting the Go Red for Women campaign at its flagship store, at Fourth Avenue and Pine Street, with free health screenings, information on heart disease and stroke, and a gift bag for women wearing red, from 8 to 10 a.m. today.

      The Space Needle’s red light will shine all during February, which is National Heart Month. Information about other events tied in with the monthlong campaign is online at americanheart.org, or call 206-834-8647.

      Spirit of caring

      United Way of King County will honor 17 companies and individuals next week during the organization’s Spirit of Caring awards ceremony at Qwest Field.

      The program, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, will honor outstanding contributions to United Way of King County’s 2004-2005 annual campaign and to the community.

      Recipients will be recognized in eight categories, including overall campaign excellence, workplaces that promote individual giving of $1,000 or more from employees, most significant campaign growth, workplaces that consistently conduct outstanding campaigns, labor unions with outstanding member participation, best first-year campaigns, and campaign coordinators of the year.

      One company will be honored with the Spirit of Puget Sound award, which is regarded as King County’s most prestigious award in corporate philanthropy. The award recognizes broad-based community involvement as well as excellence in the United Way of King County campaign.

      Volunteering will be honored with the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Employee Volunteer Program awards.

      The program will be free and open to the public.

      Black History Month tribute

      Renton’s Municipal Arts Commission will host an exhibit by Northwest artist Angelena McQuarter, opening today and running through Feb. 27 in the lobby of Renton’s Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway.

      Viewing hours will be 10 a.m. to noon, and 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

      A “Meet the Artist” reception, which will be open to the public, is scheduled for Feb. 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the theater. Admission is free.



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