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two girls; Go Red Girl Scout Calendar ContestMADISON – The Go Red Girl Scout Patch Program, offered by UW Health, is sponsoring a calendar contest. Girl Scouts are encouraged to take what they've learned about heart health in the Go Red Girl Scouts Patch Program and create a message to help educate others about better heart health. Winning artwork will be selected to appear in a 2009 Love Your Heart calendar.

All Girl Scouts who live in Wisconsin are eligible to submit entries. Registration is free. Artwork and application form must be submitted by May 9. Registration materials are available on the Go Red Resource Page for Girls on uwhealth.org. 

The Go Red Girl Scout Patch Program developed from UW Health's city wide sponsorship of the Go Red for Women movement in Madison.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Go Red For Women helps raise awareness about the disease and its risks. Through the Go Red Girl Scout Patch Program, younger generations of women are learning to lead healthier lives and how to keep their hearts strong.

The mission of the patch program is to help girls:
  • Love their hearts 
  • Make healthier choices 
  • Empower women they love to do the same
Brownie, Cadettes and Girl Scout troops across Wisconsin have actively participated in the Go Red For Women Girl Scout Patch Program. With extensive resources for troop leaders, and a variety of activities for girls, the program is both fun and educational.

"Our girls really enjoyed learning about the different foods. It really made them think about what they have been eating and how to change their habits to be healthier," said Kari Preston, Pardeeville, Wis., Troop leader, Girl Scout Troop 1062.

According to Susan Sylvester, Troop Leader for Girl Scout Troop 216 from Stoughton, Wis., "Great program! My girls got immediately excited and wanted to earn the patch. Our Stoughton Girl Scout Community talks about it at leader meetings."

To learn how your troop can get involved, visit Go Red Girl Scout Patch Program.

Date Published: 04/25/2008

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