#OmahaGoesRed for American Heart Month and #WearRedDay

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#OmahaGoesRed for American Heart Month and #WearRedDay

The designation of February as American Heart Month is aimed at increasing awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer, although many cardiovascular diseases are preventable with simple lifestyle changes including more physical activity and a healthier diet.

To mark American Heart Month, Omaha is going red with events throughout February, National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 2 and the Omaha Heart and Stroke Ball on Saturday, February 3 at the Embassy Suites Lincoln.

Businesses are encouraged to “Go Red” by wearing red on #WearRedDay and posting to their social channels with #OmahaGoesRed. Local businesses are also asked to illuminate their buildings with red lighting.

Themed “Destination Healthy Nation,” and sponsored locally by Mutual of Omaha and CQuence Health Group, and media sponsor KMTV 3 News Now, the Heart & Stroke Ball will focus on how far heart and stroke research has come. The black-tie evening will feature a survivor story and will celebrate the American Heart Association’s work and mission, and the lives saved and improved thanks to donors and volunteers.

Guests will be encouraged to “Bring a Ball to the Ball” in support of CQuence Health Group’s Healthier Generation Sponsorship. The sponsorship’s main goal is to get today’s children more active. Donations of new sports balls can also be made at the American Heart Association office at: 9900 Nicholas St., Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68114.

For Omaha Heart Ball inquiries or opportunities to sponsor, contact Kelsey Ridder, Kelsey.Ridder@heart.org.