American Heart Month

Sunday, February 17th at 12:00am
Entercom Kansas City
7000 Squibb Road
Mission, KS 66202
United States

Event Description:

99.7 The Point is proud to be a partnered with the American Heart Association for American Heart Month during the month of February. Get more information on how to live a Heart healthy life and how you could be an advocate for the American Heart Association by clicking HERE.

What is American Heart Month?

American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved.

• The first American Heart Month, which took place in February 1964, was proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson via Proclamation 3566 on December 30, 1963.
• The Congress, by joint resolution on that date, has requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating February as American Heart Month.
• At that time, more than half the deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular disease.
• While American Heart Month is a federally designated month in the United States, it’s important to realize that cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.9 million deaths each year.
• That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030.