Augustana to Go Red for Heart Health Awareness

Augustana today announced it will change its school colors from navy and gold to red on Friday, Feb. 4.

But, just for one day.

“In honor of American Heart Month, Augustana, along with countless volunteers and the American Heart Association, will work to promote heart health and educate people about cardiovascular diseases, including stroke,” said Rob Oliver, president of the College. “Heart disease is our nation's No. 1 killer – claiming more lives than the next four causes of death combined. So, to support heart health awareness, Augustana is proclaiming Friday, Feb. 4, as Wear Red Day.”

Augustana faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear red on Friday to show support for those affected by heart disease. Even Ole the Viking, the giant stone statue at the center of campus, will be wearing red.

In addition to wearing red, Augustana faculty and staff can attend a series of heart health activities throughout the month, including “Lunch-n-Learn” sessions, cardiovascular screenings and CPR and AED classes.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations