BERLIN, Connecticut – January 20, 2010 – The iconic beacon shining atop the tower of Connecticut Light & Power’s offices in Berlin is glowing red for the next month in support of the American Heart Association's “Go Red for Women” awareness campaign for women’s heart health.
Nightly through February 24, the tower on the Berlin Turnpike and Northeast Utilities’ headquarters in downtown Hartford are among buildings and landmarks nationwide using red lighting to support the campaign.
“Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., and lighting our buildings in red is part of our efforts to build heart health awareness,” said Laurie Aylsworth, vice president of Transmission Projects, Engineering and Maintenance for Northeast Utilities and chairperson of the fifth annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Education Forum being held February 24 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
Go Red for Women seeks to educate others about the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease. Since 2004, landmarks and attractions such as Niagara Falls and the Empire State Building have been bathed in red light to show support.
“We’re proud to be able to use our buildings to promote this important cause,” said Aylsworth.
For more information about the Go Red for Women campaign, luncheon and preventing heart disease in women, please visit www.goredforwomen.org.
The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has been part of everyday life in Connecticut for more than 100 years, providing safe and reliable electric service to homes, neighborhoods and businesses. With 1.2 million customers in 149 cities and towns, CL&P is improving the environments you live in, by offering programs in energy conservation, economic development and environmental stewardship. CL&P is a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.cl-p.com.
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