Major Las Vegas landmarks to turn red on Friday, February 7th
LAS VEGAS — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, together with its Go Red for Women movement, are asking you to wear red to support Go Red for Women tomorrow on National Wear Red Day: Friday, February 7, 2020.
Why wear red? 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. It’s time to change this fact.
That’s why the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement encourages you to wear red on Friday, February 7th to help raise awareness and save lives from heart disease.
Here’s how your audience can support women’s health – please share:
Wear red on Friday, February 7th.
Take a picture of you, your family, friends or colleagues wearing red.
Post on social media with the hashtag #WearRedDay and #LVGoRed.
The iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign will “go red” in a special ceremony at 11:00 a.m.
o Media is invited to the Friday, February 7th event. AHA will share brief
remarks and flip the switch promptly at 11 a.m.
Other Las Vegas landmarks that will go red include all marquees on Caesar properties, Cosmopolitan marquee, Wynn marquee, the High Roller, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Casino and the La Concha sign at the Neon Museum.
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.
The American Heart Association would like to thank these landmarks, businesses and organizations for participating in Wear Red Day:
Absolute Dental, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, AGS, BDO, Caesars Properties, Cigna Health @ Ceasars Properties, City National Arena – VGK, Cosmopolitan, Downtown Summerlin, Eiffel Tower, Everi, Findlay, Health Care Partners, High Roller, Hurley Las Vegas, JCM Global, KTNV-TV, Las Vegas Ballpark, LVAC, Macy’s, Neon Museum, RSM, RubinBrown, Sambalatte, Southern Highlands Prep, Taylor Association Management, T-Mobile, VA Hospital, UHC – Valley Hospital, Welcome to LV sign and Wynn.
Save the date: The American Heart Association will hold its Go Red for Women Luncheon to bring together hundreds of professional women to learn about the Go Red lifestyle, take steps toward healthier life choices and raise critically needed funds to fight heart disease and stroke in women. The luncheon will be held Thursday, March 5th at the Four Seasons Hotel. For information on the Las Vegas Go Red for Women movement or Luncheon, call (702) 789-4370 or visit www.lvgored.heart.org
About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well- being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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