On Friday, June 19, the Lexington Legends will “Go Red” with the American Heart Association, KentuckyOne Health and Passport Health Plan in honor of the Go Red For Women movement.
Fans are encouraged to wear red to the ballpark to help raise awareness that heart disease is a woman’s No. 1 health threat. The goal of the event is to empower women with the knowledge they need to take charge of their health. After the game, the Lexington Legends will celebrate the evening with fireworks.
While heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, it can be prevented in most cases if individuals decide to make healthy choices. These choices include being physically active, eating nutritious foods low in fat and sodium and not smoking.
“We are pleased to partner with the Legends to help raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in women,” said Mike Turner, special events director with the American Heart Association. “The key to prevention is helping others understand their risk factors, and with the support of KentuckyOne Health and Passport Health Plan that is exactly what we’ll be doing on June 19.”
The game will begin at 7:05 p.m., and tickets can be purchased for $7 by calling (859) 317-6874. A portion of ticket sales will go to support the American Heart Association and its mission to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
Go Red Night with the Legends is one of a series of events leading up to the Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, December 4 at the Lexington Center. For more information on the Go Red For Women Luncheon or Go Red Night with the Legends, call (859) 317-6874.
From the American Heart Institute
Courtesy of KyForward