The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to wear red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 3, to raise awareness for the fight against heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 & No. 5 killer of all Americans.
More than 800,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases each year. But 80 percent of cardiovascular disease may be prevented through healthy habits such as eating right, controlling cholesterol, getting physical activity and not smoking.
Events highlighting the Go Red for Women movement’s 14th anniversary will kick off during Heart Month in February.
Wear Red Day Proclamation
- When: Friday, Feb. 3rd at 10am
- Where: Johnson City Medical Center Heart Hospital Lobby (400 State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN – use Heart Hospital Entrance)
- What: A Presentation regarding National Wear Red Day and the local volunteer project “Little Hats, Big Hearts”. Volunteers have crocheted red caps for all babies born in the month of February in honor of Heart Month for Mountain States Health Alliance Nurseries. City Mayor, David Tomita, will read the Wear Red Day Proclamation, and Dr. Matthew Loos, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Washington County Hospitals, Mountain States Health Alliance and Dr. Shobha Hiremagalur will speak regarding Heart Health.
- This event is not open to the public but media is welcome.
- When: Friday, Feb. 3rd at 12:45pm
- Where: Holston Valley Medical Center (130 Ravine Road, Kingsport, TN) in the Heritage Room
- What: A Presentation regarding National Wear Red Day and the local volunteer project “Little Hats, Big Hearts”. Volunteers have crocheted red caps for all babies born in the month of February in honor of Heart Month for Wellmont Health System Nurseries. Tim Attebery, President of Holston Valley Medical Center, will read the Wear Red Day Proclamation, as well as Lori Jackson, Executive Director of CV Service, will speak on the importance of Heart Health.
- This event welcomes media
National Wear Red Day
- On National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 3rd, Tri-Cities and surrounding area residents who support the cause are encouraged to join local news anchors, personalities, companies and corporations in wearing red to bring awareness to heart disease in women. Use the #TriCitiesGoRed to share your photos and posts.