Businesses to go red for heart health
CAPITAL REGION People may be seeing red this month.
Businesses around the Capital Region will illuminate their buildings in red to show their support for the American Heart Association.
The association has designated today as National Wear Red Day to remind people that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America.
The businesses kicked things off on Thursday night with a ceremony at the Times Union Center.
Among the buildings that will be lighted red for the month of February are the Times Union Center, Patroon Creek businesses, SEFCU, CDPHP and First Niagara.
WMHT in Troy, Realty USA in Delmar and The Palace Theater have also lighted their buildings red in past years and will go red again this year. Other buildings participating include EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Espey Manufacturing, Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center, The Sage Colleges, St. Peter’s Hospital, Saratoga Cardiology, Saratoga Hospital and the Stratton VA Medical Center.
“The Go Red movement is about educating women about their risk factors for heart disease,” Maria Decker, a member of the Capital Region Advisory Board of the American Heart Association, said in a statement. “Women put off everything to take care of everyone else, but all these buildings that are red are a good reminder to put their heart health first. We are grateful to have so much support for our mission here in the Capital Region.”