Wear Red Day

The City of Cleveland supported National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6, 2015 to bring awareness to the risk factors of heart disease and help spread the message that it is never too early or too late to take action to prevent and control heart disease. The City continues the campaign with a Go Red for Women Essay Contest and a Go Red for Women Event on Thursday, February 26th at Cleveland City Hall in the Rotunda.

While progress has been significant in reducing deaths from heart disease, it is still the No. 1 killer of both women and men in the nation. Fortunately, cardiovascular disease is largely preventable.

Talking to a doctor can help with prevention and controlling the risk for heart disease. Clevelanders can start taking action today. Eating healthy, nutrient rich foods, being physically active, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 82%.

  • Go Red for Women Essay Contest – Deadline February 20th
    The Department of Public Health is looking for special stories of the heart. Entries should be sent to Sandy Wood at swood@city.cleveland.oh.us by February 20th. Winners will be asked to share their stories at the Go Red Program on February 26th, and will be awarded gift bags from the American Heart Association.
  • Go Red for Women Event – Thursday, February 26th
    This year’s Go Red for Women event will take place on Thursday, February 26th in Cleveland City Hall Rotunda from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will include a health fair, healthy food samples, health screenings and a kick off program.
William C. Rieter