Howard University to
Wear Red Friday for Fight Against Heart Disease.
WASHINGTON (February 3, 2010) -- Circle Friday, Feb. 5,
in red on your calendar. That’s the day Howard University students,
staff and alumni will join the American Heart Association’s (AHA)
fight against heart disease by holding “Wear Red Day.”
Dr. Eve J. Higginbotham, senior vice
president and dean for Health Sciences, and Dr. Celia Maxwell, assistant
vice president for Health Affairs and director of the Women’s Health
Institute, are encouraging everyone to participate by wearing red to
work to help the AHA raise women’s awareness of cardiovascular disease
and empower women to reduce their risk.
“We are proud to be joining the AHA
and concerned companies and organizations across America in the fight
against the number one killer of women, as well as of men,” Higginbotham
said. “Wear Red Day is a chance for us to arm ourselves with
knowledge about this devastating disease and to raise funds that will
help the AHA advance its research and education efforts.”
Learn more about the national cause
to increase awareness and help women reduce their risk of heart disease
Volunteers will also be selling red
carnations and tribute cards in the Howard University Hospital lobby.
For one dollar, donors can dress up their Wear Red outfit with a carnation
or honor someone you love whose life has been affected – or cut short
– by heart disease with a tribute card. All tributes will be
displayed throughout February, Heart Month. Proceeds will benefit
the Women’s Health Institute.
For more information, can contact Cynthia
Livingston, director of Community Services, Howard University Hospital,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-865-1471.