NC State is showing its true colors by supporting the American Heart Association’s efforts to combat heart disease, which you may be surprised to learn is the No. 1 killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. The association’s Go Red For Women initiative kicks off on Friday, Feb. 7, with National Wear Red Day.
“Here at NC State we always go red,” says Lisa Eberhart, University Dining’s registered dietitian. “But this is a little different.”
Of course, a small difference can make a big impact. Here’s how you can get involved.
Go Red For Women in the Dining Halls
Head over to Clark and Fountain dining halls for breakfast and/or lunch and you’ll find:
- Healthy menu items highlighted on the menu
- Red ice cream (actually pink)
- Hydration stations infused with watermelon
- Chalkboards filled with heart disease stats, info and menu suggestions
Go Red For Women at the Free Expression Tunnel
Eberhart and undergrad nutrition majors will paint part of the tunnel red next Thursday evening. Take a detour through the tunnel on your way to other events on Friday.
Go Red For Women on the Brickyard
Show up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and you’ll find:
- Students passing outapples with the go red message
- A chalkboard with facts about heart disease and State Goes Red for Women
- An appearance by Ms. Wuf
Go Red For Women in University Recreation
Show up in the lobby of the University Recreation offices near Carmichael Gym from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free health screenings, including BMI, weight and blood pressure. And pick up some prevention information.
Go Red For Women at Carmichael
Drop by the gym throughout the day and you could win a free prize. The prize patrol will be handing out prizes to people who wear red. Those who didn’t get the message can still win. The prize patrol will be handing out red citations that can be turned in at the bookstore for a discount on red clothing.