Alcorn H.E.R.O.S. promotes Go Red for Heart Disease

In honor of National Go Red Day, the Alcorn State University H.E.R.O.S promoted heart disease by spreading awareness in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility lobby Friday, Feb. 5.

Deshayla Vassell, a sophomore pre-physical therapy major, worked with her organization to bring attention to heart disease. Deshayla said, “Go Red is very important to everyone. Women are affected by the disease the most.”

Deshayla added, “The disease is a silent killer for women because there are really no symptoms of the disease and lots of women are dying because they don’t know they have heart disease.”

Director of Health & Disability Services Dorothy Jackson Davis gave her take on the importance of supporting women’s health initiatives.

“Heart Disease is the number one killer of women,” said Davis. “In order to decrease this number, promoting and educating our campus community is essential. Supporting campaigns like the American Heart Association’s National Go Red Day gives us an opportunity to encourage everyone to learn the risk factors and the steps necessary to lower the risks of heart disease. Influencing a friend or family member to schedule their well-woman visit is a huge step to increasing healthier outcomes.”

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