A clash of the colors for a cardiovascular cause.
Many folks are showing their Packer pride by wearing green and gold as Green Bay heads to the Super bowl, but the American Heart Association is asking that you add a splash of red.
“We know that this is a big weekend for the Green Bay Packers; we just ask that you throw on a red accessory or a red dress pin or something to signify that you support National Wear Red Day and educating others about preventing heart disease.” Andrea Brinkman is with the Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Brinkman says the group is asking women to tell five while observing National Wear Red Day. “Tell five of your friends, sisters or coworkers that heart health is important and we really need to be focusing on the small changes in our life that we can make in our life to prevent heart disease.”
Brinkman says 80 percent of cardiac events could be prevented. That means getting proper nutrition, exercise, know your numbers and stop smoking.
The “Go Red” campaign has been in place for seven years. Several locations nationwide and in Wisconsin will be illuminated in red, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Marquette Interchange, and the Overture Center in Madison. The state capitol had been illuminated in Red in the past.
Friday, February 4th, National Wear Red Day. #WearRedFeb4 on twitter.