Friday, Feb. 1, is the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day, which aims to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives.
Faculty and staff at South High in Downers Grove sported their red gear in support of a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. For the second year in a row, the South High Nurse's Office organized this awareness event. Over the past few weeks, the nursing staff has shared educational materials around the school, in staff email inboxes and staff mailboxes.
"Each year 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke," Certified School Nurse, Gloria E. Barrera said. "My hope is that seeing our school wear red will motivate and remind people to learn more about their own risk factors for heart disease."
For more information on the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day, visit their website. To learn more about the DGS Nurse and Health Services, contact Gloria Barrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their webpage.