Missouri House Recognizes American Heart Month: State Representatives Celebrate National Wear Red Day
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the Missouri House of Representatives are joining together to show support and help recognize American Heart Month by donning their best crimson attire.
February 5th marks National Wear Red Day in the United States, in which Americans are encouraged to wear red clothing to help bring awareness to one of the leading causes of death in the nation.
Members of the House will commemorate the occasion on Thursday, February 4th, as the House does not have session on the official day, but members hope that this will help increase awareness to the dangers of coronary heart disease.
According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease, and it is estimated that 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year.
“According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in the U.S, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the United States,” Rep. Dinkins, said. “Recognizing “National Wear Red Day” at the Missouri Capitol is a great opportunity to reach out to Missourians and bring attention to this important issue.”
This observance, which was first observed in 2002, aims to bring national attention to this disease, and to raise awareness of women’s heart health.
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