National Wear Red Day® kicks off in Tampa Bay with the 5th annual Walk on Bayshore, where everyone is invited to wear red and come start their day with a one-mile heart-healthy walk. Throughout the day, various news anchors on local stations will be decked out in red during broadcasts, and local landmarks will be lit up red in support, such as the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Sparkman Wharf, Hyde Park Village, the SunTrust building, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete and more. Many local companies will be hosting heart-healthy activities for their employees and everyone wearing red throughout the region is encouraged to share on social media with #TBGoRed.
Show support for heart and stroke health at several scheduled Heart Month community activities. Full event details can be found on the American Heart Association – Tampa Bay’s Facebook page:
·Wear Red Day Walk on Bayshore, Feb. 7, 7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (begins in front of The Tampa Woman’s Club)
·Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Downtown St. Petersburg Municipal Building, Feb. 7, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. A collaboration with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and Healthy St. Pete.
· Gal Pal Party with Heart event at Hyde Park Village, Feb. 7, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
·Yoga in the Park with Heart event at Curtis Hixon Park, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. A collaboration with Tampa General Hospital and Downtown Tampa Partnership
Did you know that 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action? Awareness raised through Heart Month and National Wear Red Day® is so critical. The AHA is encouraging Tampa Bay businesses, organizations and community members to join them this February by supporting Heart Month and Going Red. When you get involved in supporting Go Red For Women, more lives are saved.
Visit www.GoRedForWomen.org/WearRedDay for free resources about heart health and how to Go Red.