American Heart Month Raises Heart Disease Awareness Throughout February
Hoosiers will come together in February to show their support for the fight against heart disease and stroke. American Heart Month, an annual celebration in February that began in 1964, urges Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation each year pays tribute to researchers, physicians, public health education professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in preventing, treating, and researching heart disease. Across the state and the nation, millions of people will don red attire on Friday, Feb. 2 – National Wear Red Day. Women and men throughout the country will be wearing red sweaters, red dresses, red ties or red dress pins to show their support of the American Heart Association’s mission to saves lives from the nation’s No. 1 killer. The American Heart Association hosts several Go Red For Women luncheons in February. Launched in 2004, the Go Red For Women movement raises awareness about heart disease in women.On February 16th in Porter County there will be a Go Red For Women luncheon. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of the offices around the country.
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