This Friday, Feb. 2, is National Wear Red Day, celebrated as part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year. That’s about one woman every 80 seconds but the good news is that 80% of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable through lifestyle changes and education. Through community events, we can educate people about their risk for heart disease and stroke, encourage them to share their knowledge with loved ones, and work together to save lives.
It's baaaack! Save the date! Friday, February 2. 👠💃💄
Posted by American Heart Association-Tampa Bay on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Interviews and photo opportunities available at each event listed below.
Friday, Feb. 2: 7:15-8:30 a.m. National Wear Red Day Walk on Bayshore Boulevard
American Heart Association invites the community to join them for the Third Annual One-Mile Walk on Bayshore Boulevard to kick-off National Wear Red Day. Walkers clad in red will gather with red balloons, flags and signs for a visual, heart-healthy waterfront walk!
Where: Tampa Woman’s Club, 2901 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33629.
Friday, Feb. 2: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE Blood Pressure Screenings
This National Wear Red Day, take charge of your health by getting your blood pressure taken with St. Pete Fire Rescue, the City of St. Petersburg, and the American Heart Association.
Nearly half of the U.S. adult population has high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. You have the power to manage high blood pressure and it begins with knowing your numbers.
Where: Outside of the Municipal Services Center, 1 4th St N Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Friday, Feb. 2: 5-7 p.m. National Wear Red Day Pop-Up Extravaganza at Sundial
Wear Red Day is taking awareness to a new level with this special Pop-Up Extravaganza featuring colorful modern dances by Florida West Ballet and a fashion show – all to help raise awareness for heart disease and stroke in women.
The first performance starts around 5 p.m. There will also be Heart Month goody bags and Hands-Only CPR trainings!
Where: Sundial St. Pete, 153 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Friday, Feb. 2: Buildings Go Red
This Friday you can catch these Tampa Bay landmarks lighting up red to support heart disease awareness: Curtis Hixon Park and Downtown Tampa landmark bridges; SunTrust Building and Sykes, Inc. in Downtown Tampa; University of Tampa Sticks of Fire sculpture; the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, the Dali Museum; Florida Hospital Carrollwood and Wesley Chapel; Freedom Banks in St. Pete; and the Station House in St. Pete.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Use the hashtags: #TBGoRed and #WearRedDay, and tag the AHA Tampa Bay: @HeartTampaBay on Twitter and Instagram, @AHATampaBay on Facebook.
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