Kick off American Heart Month by celebrating National Wear Red Day® with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women®
Major Las Vegas landmarks to turn red on Friday, February 5th
L 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 on National Wear Red Day: Friday, February 5, 2020.
Despite the devasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, heart disease remains the leading killer of women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association’s newly released 2021 Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics. At the same time, recent market research has indicated that the youngest most diverse women are the least aware that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is their greatest health threat.
And as the pandemic persists, it’s even more important to protect your heart from the effects of COVID-19 and support the American Heart Association as we fund scientific research into the virus and its long-term effects on patients. We’re also fighting the pandemic by supporting frontline workers with updated, safe CPR guidelines and medical trainings, as well as working to increase healthy food access for all as so many struggle with food insecurity in Southern Nevada.
That’s why the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement encourages you to wear red on Friday, February 5th 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 5th.
- Take a picture of you, your family, friends or colleagues wearing red.
- Post on social media with the hashtag #WearRedDay and #LVGoRed.
- To donate, text GoRedLasVegas to 41444.
Las Vegas landmarks that will go red include: Caesars’ properties, City Hall, City National Arena (Vegas Golden Knights), Cosmopolitan, Downtown Gateway Arches, Downtown Mainstreet, Downtown Summerlin, Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas Ballpark, Lifeguard Arena (Henderson Silver Knights), MEET Las Vegas, MGM Properties (Aria, Bellagio, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Top Golf, Mirage, NYNY and Park MGM), Miracle Mile Shops, Neon Museum (La Concha), Resorts World, Smith Center, The M, The Strat, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, Tivoli Village, T-Mobile Arena and Wynn Resorts.
The American Heart Association would like to thank these businesses and organizations for participating in Wear Red Day: Absolute Dental, Aristocrat Technologies, AGS, BDO, Encompass Health, Findlay, Intermountain Healthcare, Hurley Las Vegas, JCM Global, Lexicon Bank, Lifeasasisterblog, OptumCare, Ross & Snow, RSM, RubinBrown, Sambalatte, Southern Hills Hospital, Taylor Association Management, and Valley Hospital. CVS Health nationally sponsors Go Red for Women.
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.
Save the date:
The American Heart Association will hold its 16th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon as a special digital experience. The annual event will still bring together hundreds of professional women to learn about the Go Red lifestyle, take giant steps toward healthier life choices and raise critically needed funds to fight heart disease and stroke in women – all from the safety of their own homes. The Luncheon will be on Thursday, March 25th. For information on the Las Vegas Go Red for Women movement or Luncheon, call (702) 789-4370 or visit 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.