Friday, February 1, 2019, the City of Columbia had a heart to heart with the public, about heart disease. In honor of National Heart Health month, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine hosted the Go Red Columbia Day Party in recognition of National Wear Red Day. Citizens, heart disease survivors, Southeastern Institute students and representatives from the American Heart Association gathered to honor and support the woman affected by heart disease, the number 1 killer of women. Both men and women who were in attendance wore red and participated in the community photography session, free massages and health screenings.
“This cause is always so rewarding because through our efforts we are raising awareness about a prevalent disease that impacts the health of women in our city. By educating our community, we empower citizens with information that can have a positive impact on their heart health and overall wellness,” Devine stated.
Councilwoman Devine also announced that the 2019 Midlands Heart Walk will be held on March 24th at the Colonial Life Arena. She also encouraged those in attendance to register for the walk as well as an expo where you can learn more about decreasing your chances of heart disease. Devine will be forming a City of Columbia team and all are welcome to walk with the citywide team. For more information, contact the City’s Public and Media Relations Department at 803-545-3020 or visit the website at Columbiasc.net.
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