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UTHealth wears red to support heart disease awareness

February 13, 2020
Faith Harper, Communications Specialist, UTHealth

UTHealth wears red to support heart disease awareness

Hundreds of UTHealth students, faculty, and staff took to the streets to raise awareness for heart disease.

Across the university, groups took walks around the Texas Medical Center in bright red clothing on National Wear Red Day, on Friday, Feb. 7.

The National Wear Red Day campaign, started in 2003 by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, strives to raise awareness about heart disease.

Each year, heart disease and stroke claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women in the U.S. On Friday, Feb. 7, the community joined together for a 10-minute walk as part of the UTHealth Heart Walk at various locations across campus to help raise awareness for heart disease. An estimated 350 people participated, and walked home with a collectible Heart Walk 2020 pin. At most locations, wellness ambassadors led the walks.

Take a look at photos from the event on the UTHealth Flickr page.

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