LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The American Heart Association and its Go Red for Women movement have designated Feb. 7 as their National Wear Red Day.
KTNV-TV Channel 13 is a media sponsor of the event.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement encourages you to wear red on Feb. 7 to help raise awareness and save lives from heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease and stroke claim the lives of one in three women. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the event.
While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. To treat, beat and prevent heart disease and stroke, women should understand family health history, know their five key personal health numbers to help determine risk and make healthy behavior changes like moving more, eating smart and managing blood pressure.
Here are some ways you can participate on Feb. 7:
- Wear red on Feb. 7.
- Take a picture of you, your family, friends or colleagues wearing red.
- Post on social media with the hashtag #WearRedDay and #LVGoRed.
- Attend a special ceremony as the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign will “go red” at 11 a.m.
Several landmarks around town will be participating in the event, including: all marquees on Caesar properties, the High Roller, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and the La Concha sign at the Neon Museum.