Friday, Feb. 1 is National Wear Red Day, the day the American Heart Association has designated as a day for everyone to wear red to remind people that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America.
On Thursday, January 31st, Times Union Center Announced that they would be lighting the building red for the entire month of February to show their support of the American Heart Association and the fight against heart disease.
“We lose too many people to heart disease each year, and many people don't realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America,” McCoy said. “In addition to lighting the building red, we will have heart-healthy messages in the arena during events. I hope everyone uses February as an opportunity to see their doctor about their heart health.”
“The Go Red movement is about educating women about their risk factors for heart disease,” said Maria Decker, member of the Capital Region Advisory Board of the American Heart Association and chair of the 2013 Captial Region Go Red for Women Luncheon. “Women put off everything to take care of everyone else, but all these buildings that are red are a good reminder to put their heart health first. We are grateful to have so much support for our mission here in the Capital Region.”
"Heart Disease is the # 1 killer of women in America, and I couldn't be more proud to participate in this movement," Said SMG Regional General Manager Bob Belber. "Times Union Center will be shining red for the entire month of February and we hope that other companies turn their buildings red in support of the cause."