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Touchpoints at Manchester Goes Red for American Heart Month

MANCHESTER (February 2, 2024) – February is designated as American Heart Month to bring attention and awareness to the prevalence and severity of heart disease in the United States.

Touchpoints at Manchester staff wore red on February 2, 2024 for National Wear Red Day which is held the first Friday of every February to help raise awareness around heart disease. 

American Heart Month, observed annually in February, is a vital campaign dedicated to raising awareness about heart health and preventing cardiovascular diseases—the leading cause of death in the United States. This initiative encourages individuals to prioritize their cardiovascular well-being through education, lifestyle changes, and regular health check-ups.

A key event within American Heart Month is National Wear Red Day, celebrated on the first Friday of February. This day serves as a powerful visual cue, with people across the nation donning red attire to symbolize unity in the fight against heart disease in women. The campaign particularly emphasizes the unique risks women face and aims to dispel myths surrounding heart health.

Wearing red is not just a fashion statement; it’s a collective call to action. The American Heart Association, which spearheads these initiatives, provides resources and information to empower individuals to make heart-healthy choices. From adopting nutritious diets to engaging in regular physical activity, the emphasis is on preventing heart disease and stroke.