Wake County Commissioners Celebrate Heart Month

American Heart Association volunteer, Tiffany Gholston, promoted American Heart Month at the Wake County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Wake County Commissioners Celebrate Heart Month

Gholston is a heart disease survivor, Triangle Board member and You’re the Cure advocate. Gholston spoke to Wake County Commissioners on February 4th to celebrate the strong partnership between the American Heart Association and the County, and to recognize February as American Heart Month.

This speech educated the County Commissioners and the public about the Go Red for Women campaign and spread awareness about heart disease as the biggest health threat to women. Commissioner Sig Hutchison, longtime supporter of AHA’s policy efforts, read the proclamation celebrating Wear Red Day and American Heart Month.

Wake County Commissioners Celebrate Heart Month

American Heart Month is a federally designated event and an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. While American Heart Month takes place through the month of February, it is important to realize that cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death. Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some sort of cardiovascular disease.

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