Hall of Languages to Glow Red for American Heart Association
The Hall of Languages will be aglow in red lights on the evenings of Thursday, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5, marking the 13th anniversary of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign and National Wear Red Day.
National Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of women.
A landmark study in 2003 revealed that heart disease was the number one killer of women. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the AHA launched Go Red for Women. The red dress has since become the iconic symbol of the battle against heart disease in women.
National Wear Red Day brings attention to cardiovascular disease in women by encouraging everyone to wear red and take positive action to live longer, healthier lives.
Since launching the Go Red for Women campaign, the AHA reports 1.34 percent fewer women die from heart disease.
To support the American Heart Association’s efforts, the University Bookstore is selling paper hearts, pins and bracelets at points of purchase.
To participate in the 2016 Heart Walk on Saturday, April 2, sign up as an individual or create a team on the Syracuse Heart Walk website.
For more information contact Peg Northrup at 315-443-5303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.