Memphis, Tenn (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 - As heart disease continues to claim the lives of thousands of women each year, Merry Maids is going red in a big way to help raise awareness and funds to support research and education for the American Heart Association®.
As a national supporter for its second year, Merry Maids, the nation’s largest home cleaning company, is sponsoring the Go Red for Women® campaign to encourage Americans to wear red during February to help drive awareness of the disease and raise funds.
During the month of February, Merry Maids will donate $5 from every cleaning to the American Heart Association, up to $25,000. In addition, Merry Maids will donate $1 to the American Heart Association, up to $2,500, for every "Like" received on the national Merry Maids Facebook page.
Local Merry Maids branch and franchise offices are helping spread awareness of the disease by placing red house-shaped coin banks in customers’ homes to collect loose change. At the end of February, a Merry Maids team member will pick-up the coin bank and donate 100 percent of the funds raised to the American Heart Association to help fight heart disease and help millions of men and women across the country.
In addition, team members will wear Go Red shirts, pins and bracelets as a visual reminder to customers and communities of the importance in Going Red. Some Merry Maids branch and franchise locations will host heart education sessions with cardiologists and nutritionists, along with other heart-healthy events or blood pressure checks for their employees during February.
"Merry Maids is committed to raising awareness around heart disease because it touches families and communities we serve every day," said Raj Midha, Merry Maids vice president of marketing. "We are a proud supporter of the American Heart Association and the life-saving research they do about this largely preventable disease. It is important to educate women and men, of signs and symptoms so they can identify them if a situation arises – for themselves or someone around them."
With the help of customers, owners, managers and team members, Merry Maids was able to raise $150,000 for the American Heart Association in its first year of the Merry Maids Raise the Roof campaign.
If you are not currently a Merry Maids customer but would like to join the fight against heart disease, visit http://www.heart.org/merrymaids to donate to the American Heart Association online.
Merry Maids is the largest home cleaning franchise network in the world. Merry Maids provides services in 49 states and the District of Columbia through approximately 70 company-owned locations and 390 franchised outlets. The company also provides home cleaning services in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom and has licensing arrangements whereby licensees provide these services in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Australia. Through its company-owned and franchise locations, Merry Maids employs more than 8,000 home cleaning professionals that service homes on four continents, including more than 325,000 homes in North America every month. Merry Maids is a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s brands include Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Go to http://www.merrymaids.com for more information about Merry Maids or follow us at twitter.com/MerryMaids and facebook.com/MerryMaids.
Go Red For Women® is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease in women. We are committed to the fight, for as long as it takes. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® movement was created by women, for women. Because our health is non-negotiable, because we have the power to save our lives, and because the best force for women is women. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck & Co., Inc, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART.
"Go Red For Women® is trademarked by the American Heart Association, Inc. The red dress is trademarked by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS)."
Gina Evans Kamler
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