#LincolnGoesRed for American Heart Month and #WearRedDay

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#LincolnGoesRed for American Heart Month and #WearRedDay

Did you know heart disease kills more Nebraskans than all forms of cancer combined? The designation of February as American Heart Month is aimed at increasing awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer, although many cardiovascular diseases are preventable with simple lifestyle changes including more physical activity and a healthier diet.

To mark American Heart Month, Lincoln is going red with events throughout February and into March, National Wear Red Day on February 2, and the Heart and Stroke Ball on March 9 at the Embassy Suites Lincoln.

Themed “Disco” and chaired by the Slattery Family of Art & Soul Kitchen & Wine Bar and media sponsored by 1011 Cares, the event features two harrowing survivor stories and celebrates the American Heart Association’s work and mission, and the lives saved and improved thanks to donors and volunteers.

The American Heart Association team is also soliciting businesses to “Go Red” on National Wear Red Day. For more information, contact Liz Zillig: Liz.Zillig@heart.org.

For Lincoln Heart Ball inquiries or opportunities to sponsor, contact Brianna Georgeson: Brianna.Georgeson@heart.org.