February is American Heart Month

Thursday, 01.30.14 / 11:35 AM
By admin

This Saturday the Thunder will be hosting the Colorado Eagles for just the second time all season, but once again Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. start will be more than just a game.

The Thunder will be hosting “Hockey with Heart” to help the American Heart Association kick off “American Heart Month” and the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” event.

As part of “Hockey with Heart”, the Thunder will be providing the first 1,000 adults 18 and over with this year’s “Hockey with Heart” red t-shirt. While red might not be the color of the Thunder, fans are encouraged to wear red to the game, and once again on February 7th as part of the national “Wear Red Day” put on by the American Heart Association.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. In total, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack every year and one out of four deaths are attributed to heart disease.

Heart disease is preventable and controllable. Heart disease can happen at any age and the American Heart Association’s website is a great resource to learn how you can prevent heart disease in your life, your significant others life, and your children’s lives.

Fans be sure to read the information below as well as come out on Saturday to support “Hockey with Heart”. Event proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. In addition to the first 1,000 adults 18 and over receiving the red t-shirt, they will also receive the “Go Red Passport Card”.

Collect 12 stamps from all 12 booths on the concourse and drop your card off for your chance to win great prizes. Stop by the Bloodsource, Wells Fargo, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, H & R Block, California Transplant Donor Network, American Medical Response, Kaiser Permanente, Black Oak Casino Resort, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Herlife Magazine, Dr. Lester Low Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, and TapGift booths for your chance to win!

Great Resources to View regarding Heart Disease Include:

American Heart Association
Wear Red Day
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
American Heart Month