Lexington Legends “Go Red For Women” to raise awareness of heart disease

On Friday, June 1, the Lexington Legends will partner with the American Heart Association and the Saint Joseph Heart Institute to not only take on the Rome Braves, but also heart disease – the No. 1 killer of Central Kentuckians.

Fans are encouraged to wear red to the ballpark to support “Go Red For Women,” the American Heart Association’s national movement to raise awareness that heart disease and stroke are the greatest health threats women face. Sadly, only two in 10 women perceive heart disease to be their greatest health risk.

“We are pleased to partner with the Lexington Legends and Saint Joseph’s Heart Institute to raise awareness about heart disease during a night of family fun,” said Mike Turner, Go Red For Women Director for the American Heart Association. “Thanks to their support, the donations raised will go to support cardiovascular research and preventative education programs right here in Lexington.”

Heart disease is largely preventable – it only takes the power to become aware of the risks and make the right choices to prevent it. That is why the Go Red For Women movement calls on women to make it their mission to practice heart-healthy choices to change the statistics and to save lives.

The Lexington Legends will take the field at 7:05 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. The first 1,000 fans to the ballpark will receive a free Legends hat. Saint Joseph Heart Institute will also be on hand providing free preventative screenings.

Tickets are $7.00 each, and the proceeds of tickets purchased by calling 859-977-4601 will go to support the American Heart Association.

Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck & Co. and locally sponsored by Saint Joseph Heart Institute, a part of Kentucky One Health.

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