February 4, 2021
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American Heart Month

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I'm State Senator Joan Ballweg. 

Over 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with heart disease, and even in the year of COVID-19, it's ranked as the leading cause of death in the United States accounting for one of every four deaths. 

That is why I am authoring a joint resolution declaring February as American Heart Month in Wisconsin. American Heart Month aims to raise awareness about the risk of heart disease and promote prevention efforts. 

It is estimated 80% of cardiac events could be prevented by implementing a healthy diet and lifestyle choices. Some recommendations for protecting yourself include: 

  • Reducing sodium in your diet
  • Living a healthy lifestyle and staying physically active
  • Asking your doctor about your cholesterol, blood pressure and A1C
  • Not smoking
  • Managing stress, mental health and well-being

To learn more about heart disease, risk factors and how to get involved in American Heart Month events, visit the American Heart Association website

Thanks for watching, and have a great and healthy Wisconsin week! 

Go Red For Women: Wear Red Day

The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women initiative seeks to empower women to take control of their heart health. Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of women; taking one woman's life every 80 seconds. 

My office plans to participate in this movement by wearing red tomorrow for Wear Red Day. See my list of preventative tips above! 

WIS 33 Project: Seeking Input

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) is seeking public input on proposed improvements between the Village of Randolph and the Village of Cambria. The proposed improvements include removing existing surface and repaving 6.75 inches of new material, replacing culverts, replacing the deck of a bridge and adding new pavement markings. 

Additionally, two routes are being considered for the detour during construction. More information on the project and who to contact with feedback can be found on the WISDOT website

17th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship

I announced my 17th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship, where I will award up to twelve $500 scholarships to local high school seniors. Seniors must reside in the 14th Senate District, have a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be pursuing a 2-year technical college degree or 4-year baccalaureate degree.

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 5, 2021

Upcoming Events
Zoom, Google Meet & Facebook Messenger Tutorials
Waupaca Area Public Library 

Ripon's 2021 Oddball Holidays Winter Community Reading Challenge
Winter 2021

Zoom Farm and Farm Couple Virtual Support Groups
8:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month
8:00 PM on the fourth Monday of every month
1:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month

February 6, 2021
Valentine’s Day Bracelet Making Class
6:30 pm
Town Square Tap - 492 Hill St
Green Lake, WI

February 6, 2021
Ripon High School Musical
Singin’ in the Rain
2:00 - 4:00pm

February 6, 2021
Montello Rotary Fisheree
Todd’s Buffalo Lake Lodge
W4011 County Rd C
Montello, WI

February 6, 2021
Terrarium Workshop
10:00am – 12:00pm
2957 County Highway CX
Portage, WI 53901

February 6, 2021
American Legion Fisheree
Boathouse Pub & Eatery
N10575 Chief Kuno Trail
Fox Lake, WI

February 7, 2021
Chili Cook-Off
Haufschildts Brew Haus
111 E Main St
Weyauwega, WI


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