February is National Heart Month and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Angela Smith MP are asking the people of Sheffield and Barnsley to join National Wear Red Day on Friday 24 February 2012 and to follow the BEAT code for simple steps to a healthier heart.
In National Heart Month, the BHF encourages people across the UK to think about their own hearts and the hearts of those around them. The nation’s heart charity also needs people across the UK to get involved with National Wear Red Day, and raise vital funds for the charity’s life-saving work.
By wearing red like Angela on National Wear Red Day and raising money, you will help the BHF to save lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information.
Commenting, Angela said; “It is a common misperception that heart disease is more common in men than women when in fact it kills 1 in 3 women, as well as 1 in 3 men and kills three times more women than breast cancer. Funds raised during National Heart Month can support the BHF to help the 2.7 million people in the UK currently living with heart disease.”Other news from Sheffield Labour