This American Heart Month, we encourage you to find out your heart attack risk and develop a plan to live a healthier life. And we’re thrilled that local communities are spreading the word about heart health!
Numerous cities throughout Mississippi have issued proclamations in honor of American Heart Month and/or National Wear Red Day, which was celebrated on February 5. Proclamation cities include: Jackson, Madison, Ridgeland, Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Diamondhead, Hernando, Southaven, Gulfport, Clarksdale, Tunica and Tunica County and the Mississippi State Legislature. The Governor's Mansion and Jackson City Hall also were lit red in observance of National Wear Red Day.
We thank these communities for calling residents to take control of their heart health. Together, we can take a stand against heart disease. More photos of these proclamation ceremonies and building in Mississippi that lit red can be found on our Metro Jackson Facebook page and/ or the You're the Cure Mississippi Facebook page.
We also thank Senator Sally Doty and Representative Becky Currie for sponsoring resolutions to recognize National Wear Red Day.
From left to right: Senator Barbara Blackmon, Tina Lakey, Christy Bridges, Carol Dendy, Senator Sally Doty, Senator Rita Parks, Senator Angela Turner, Senator Tammy Felder Witherspoon, Senator Jennifer Branning
From left to right: Christy Bridges, Carol Dendy, Representative Becky Currie, Tina Lakey