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 still the No. 1 cause of death for men and women in the United States," Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak said. "Today, 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 the deaths linked to poor heart health are preventable," Commissioner Lawrence Weekly said. "This means that together we can live longer, healthier lives by eating better, exercising more, and making sure we get regular checkups."
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.