SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Arvest Ballpark, home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, is going red on Friday, February 3 in support of National Wear Red Day and the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women (GRFW) national movement.
The first Friday of February has been designated as National Wear Red Day in the United States. On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red, decorate windows, and distribute heart-health information as a symbol of their support for women's heart health. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will join the cause by lighting the sky red at Arvest Ballpark this Friday.
The American Heart Association's goal is to end heart disease and stroke in women. National Wear Red Day and GRFW raises awareness for women's heart-health issues and advocates for more research for a cure. The movement educates women on their risks for heart disease and gives them the tools to lead a heart-healthy life.
People are encouraged to wear red on Friday to support the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke, which causes 1 in 3 deaths among women each year or approximately one woman's death every 80 seconds. An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by such diseases and 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke. Luckily, 80 percent of all heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes.
Naturals' fans are encouraged to take photos of Arvest Ballpark on Friday and post with the hashtag #NWAGoRed on social media as a show of support. For those who want more information, visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).
Follow the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Twitter @NWANaturals all throughout the year by using the hashtag #NaturalPastime and #CrowntoCrown for all of our latest information on Season 10 of Naturals baseball set to begin on Thursday, April 6. 2017.
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. For more information, including statistics, ticket options, and more, please visit NWANaturals.com, and follow us on Twitter @NWANaturals and Facebook.com/Naturals.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke -two of the leading causes of death in the world. We work with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. This Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more, or get involved, call 479-439-6800, visit heart.org/NWA, or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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