Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women over the age of twenty? It kills more women that all kinds of cancer combined. One out of three ladies are dying from this horrid disease, and they might not even know it. What does this have to do with The Tampa Bay Lightning? Continue reading for more information on the scheduled event and The Lightning’s efforts to raise awareness.
February is American Heart Month. (And no, I’m not talking about Marty St. Louis, as he’s often referred to as the ‘heart and soul’ of the team.) February third is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women’s heart disease. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is on a mission to spread the word and educate women so that we are ready for battle in the war against Heart Disease.
The Tampa Bay Lightning is teaming up with The American Heart Association in this effort. They are ‘Taking a slap shot against heart disease’ this Friday at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa. Come down from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and wear red! A read shirt, dress, tie, pants, shoes, bandanna, sun glasses, hair tie… whatever you have that’s red! (I’ll probably wear my Buccaneers jersey.) The Lightning Girls, Thunderbug, Lightning Alumni Brian Bradley, Dave Andreychuck, and Chris Dingman along with team General Manager Steve Yzerman will be joining the event by greeting guests and taking pictures with those in red.
Come on down and take part in blood pressure screenings, hands-only CPR training, watch AED demonstrations and learn more about the American Heart Association’s year-long Go Red For Women movement raising awareness around women and heart disease.
Curtis Hixon Park
600 N. Ashley Dr. Downtown Tampa
On the water front next to the Glazer Children’s museum.
Friday, Feb 3 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
You’ll be able to find pictures on Friday’s event on the American Heart Association Of Tampa Bay’s Facebook page. You can find out more about the Go Red For Women movement and information on the No. 1 killing heart disease here.