We are proud to be involved in wellness initiatives beneficial to our staff. Two great examples of our partnerships include the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge. Another partnership is with the America Heart Association. We are ready to launch our annual district-wide Go Red for Women campaign in January and February. The purpose of the campaign is to promote awareness about heart disease in women and to encourage McAllen ISD staff to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle. National Go Red Day is on February 1, 2019. McAllen ISD has designated February 22, 2019, as McAllen ISD Goes Red Day. It is imperative that you encourage all staff and students to wear “red” on February 22nd to celebrate the importance of staying healthy and taking care of your heart. We hope to have at least 500 people participate in this challenge and order the special 2019 Go Red for Women shirt. That is a $10,000 goal! Information (t-shirt order from, pictures) will be with your school nurse. The shirts are a standard T-shirt style and are $20. Checks can be made directly to the AHA and cash is accepted. Info for McAllen ISD:  Text2Give Code = “MCALLENGIVES” to the number 41444  Web Donation Link = https://app.mobilecause.com/form/NyLvLQ  Shirt Order Due Date = Friday, February 1st  District date to wear RED = Friday, February 22nd Orders are due by February 1st for shirts to be delivered by McAllen’s Go Red Day. The drive is open to all staff members, students and even members of the community. What does it mean to “Go Red?” Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose. Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, be physically active and eat healthy. Raise Your Voice: Advocate for more women-related research and education. Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you & your family. Teach your kids the importance of staying active. Donate: Show your support with a donation of time or money. A fact sheet is attached. This information can be shared on bulletin boards, school websites, newsletters, etc. If you have any questions, contact the Dept. of Comprehensive School Health at 632-3275 or Mario Reyna, PE and Health Coordinator 956-928-8939. Thank you for your help.