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American Heart Month

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American Heart Month & National Wear Red Day®

February is American Heart Month!

With a healthy heart, you can do more of what you love — but it’s not always easy to break old habits or make healthy changes. The “Heart-Healthy Steps” campaign encourages adults to get on track with small steps—like scheduling their medical appointments, getting active, and eating healthy—so that they can improve their heart health. 

National Wear Red Day® is the first Friday in February. Wear red on Friday, February 2nd and encourage others to do the same!

What are Heart Healthy Steps?

Learn more this month about how to take steps for better heart health. Start small, live big!

  • Manage your risk factors. Keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar in a healthy range to help prevent heart disease and stroke.
  • Work with healthcare professionals. Build a healthcare team you can trust to help take care of your heart.
  • Eat healthy. Create healthy eating habits that work for you. Even small changes to your diet can make a big difference to your heart health.
  • Get active. Take small steps toward being more active to get big health benefits over time.
  • Lower stress. Find healthy ways to manage stress to lower your risk of health problems and help you feel your best.
  • Quit smoking. Quitting smoking isn’t easy — but it’s worth the effort. It’s never too late to quit and enjoy the health benefits of a smoke-free life.


Healthy Heart, Healthy You! | February 22 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Building Financial Resilience | February 22 | Noon - 1 p.m.

ProActive Nutrition: Eat Your Heart Out with Plant-Based Meals | 23 | Noon - 1 p.m.

Demonstrations of Love and Care | February 29 | Noon - 1 p.m.

FREE Blood Pressure Screening* | February 29th | 1 - 3 p.m.


*Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Use our blood pressure chart to learn what your blood pressure numbers mean. Systolic, diastolic? The American Heart Association helps you understand the various levels of blood pressure and how high blood pressure or hypertension is defined. Also learn about prehypertension, hypertension, hypertensive crisis, and what is a healthy blood pressure.

See who's pledged:

Leah Cuellar

Gloria Rodriguez

Virginia Sierra

Mari Garza

Sara Rivera

Missy Mears

Christine L Bonner

Jade Figueroa

Crystal Brewer

Misty Humphreys

Venus Schuler

Barbara Hewitt

Roxane D. Morales

Annette Hamon

Karen E. Cowen

Elsie Romano

Jenna Bottorf

Loretta R. Alcala

Abigail Kemter 

Patti Pulis

Julie Burek

Sarah Henry

Gail Ekman

Abby Snowden 

Jess Youngs

Sandra L. Brooks

Nina Camacho

Alexis Gierzak

Dannette Elliot

Linda Young

Rachel Hall

Nay Cook

Krystyn Fleischauer

Marcie Murfield

Brandie Foster


Patty Cano

Elizabeth Buckley

Laura Krantz


National Wear Red Day® Photo & Walk

a group of employees wearing red in front of the LBJ statue

Help promote American Heart Month on National Wear Red Day® to bring greater attention to heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans.


Meet at the LBJ Statue on Friday, February 2nd @ 11am for a group photo, followed by a symbolic walk to kick off Heart-Healthy Steps and  American Heart Month!