Clark County Commissioners and representatives from the American Heart Association turned the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign red today in recognition of National Wear Red Day, the kickoff to the American Heart Association's American Heart Month.
"Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined," Commission Vice Chairman Lawrence Weekly said. "But through awareness and education we can take better care of our heart, and live healthier lives."
"Today, heart disease claims the lives of one out of every three women," Commissioner Justin Jones said. "We come together to bring attention to this very serious health issue, and remind everyone to talk to their doctor about heart disease and strokes,"
"About 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented," Commissioner Tick Segerblom said. "By exercising more, eating healthier and keeping regular doctor visits, we can all live longer, healthier lives."
County Commissioners and representatives from the American Heart Association turned on red light bulbs installed on the world-famous Welcome sign during a brief ceremony in front of the sign today.
The light bulbs, which are usually yellow, surround the border of the sign. Like the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is in unincorporated Clark County.