West Hollywood City Hall was illuminated in red this week in observance of American Heart Month. It was one of a handful of events the city participated in as part of American Heart Month. The West Hollywood City Council also presented a proclamation to the American Heart Association at its meeting on Monday. West Hollywood city staff also wore red on Feb. 4 as part of National Wear Red Day, which also raised awareness about heart health.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is the leading cause of death for women,” Councilmember Abbe Land said. “This day serves as a kickoff to a month-long awareness campaign to encourage everyone to pay attention to their heart health and to increase awareness of how some of the symptoms of heart disease and heart attack are different for women.”
The City of West Hollywood will also distribute heart health information at some of its events throughout the month, and will post activities and heart health advice on the city’s website. For information, visit www.weho.org.