On Friday, Feb. 1 Kean University will be honoring the American Heart Association and its cause for heart disease awareness with Go Red for Women: Wear Red Day. This day will help to raise funds and awareness of heart disease and overall cardiovascular health, specifically in women.
In the first floor of the Center for Academic Success (CAS) Building, an event will be held to educate the Kean community on the issue of women's heart disease. Previous years' events included wheel trivia games with prizes, healthy snacks for the heart, decoration boards and more.
This upcoming event will have tables from a variety of different groups and organizations on campus who will be there to assist in the reinforcing of the purpose of the event, which is to raise awareness for cardiovascular health.
Tables with representatives from Health Services and a nutritionist will be in attendance to go over healthy choices with students and give them updates of where their health may be now. Also at the event will be activities that encourage students to be more active with exercises like aerobics and yoga.
Wearing red on Feb. 1 is a way to show one's support for the cause. Red is used as a symbol for women's heart health. February is designated as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association which works all year round to raise awareness and funds for national heart health. The goal of this organization is to educate and eventually eradicate heart disease and stroke.
This year the goals for Wear Red Day from the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) is to get students more involved with their own heart health and be mindful about what options on campus are better for their overall health.
Throughout the month of February, the Cougar Volunteers's Instagram will post updates on heart healthy options and events on campus. Students can also check the highlights from last year's Wear Red Day event in the featured stories section of the Cougar Volunteers's page. They are also hosting a social media challenge for students who are making heart healthy choices on campus. For more information on the social media challenge, be sure to follow Kean Volunteers on Instagram @keanvolunteers.
Be sure to attend this event to learn more about the common misconceptions about heart disease. It is important to be aware of one's heart health and the nutritional facts of their food choices.
Remember to attend Wear Red Day Friday, Feb. 1 in the CAS Building First Floor from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the informative tables, fun activities and healthy snacks!
Be sure to wear red!