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WHEREAS, promoting the health and wellness of all Nevada citizens remains a critical function of state government and a strategic priority for the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, 1 out of every 3 deaths among women are caused by heart disease and stroke every year, and up to 80% of these deaths may be preventable through healthy lifestyle choices and habits; and

WHEREAS, many of the risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases are related to behavioral health and wellness choices, including diet and nutrition, exercise and physical activity, and regular screenings and consultations with medical care providers; and

WHEREAS, raising awareness about prevention and early detection of heart disease promotes healthier communities in Nevada, and initiatives to educate and inform Nevadans about the risks of heart disease and stroke provide public health service; and

WHEREAS, the American Heart Association initiated the first National Wear Red Day in 2003 as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke among women and to provide greater resources enabling women to take steps to prevent these deadly diseases; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada proudly joins communities across the nation participating in National Wear Red Day, and all Nevadans are encouraged to show support for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign combating heart disease and stroke among women;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  February 5, 2016 as

 National Wear Red Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson