Adelaide Oval will be a blaze of red from dusk on September 28 to dawn September 29 to support the Heart Foundation and raise awareness about heart disease for World Heart Day.
World Heart Day on 29 September hopes to raise awareness about heart disease and this year’s theme is ‘Power your Life’ so iconic buildings around the world will be lit red to encourage everyone to look after their heart.
“This World Heart Day, we want everyone to feel empowered to fuel their hearts and power their lives,” said Rachel McKay, Director of Health, Heart Foundation SA.
“By doing so you can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in South Australia for men and women,” Ms McKay added.
“The good news is that we can all make simple daily changes to improve our heart health, such as eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting more exercise and stopping smoking,” said Ms McKay.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Minister Leesa Vlahos agrees and sees the value a positive outlook, and improved wellbeing can have on our heart health.
“Your heart powers your whole body. Looking after your heart health and being active on a regular basis is an important part of a healthy lifestyle can help you sleep better, feel happier and improve strength, balance and coordination,” Ms Vlahos said.
We encourage all South Australians who want to empower themselves to improve their heart health and wellbeing to call the qualified health professionals in our Heart Foundation Health Information Service on 1300 36 27 87. The service is confidential for just the cost of a local call.
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