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 a leading cause of death for Americans, but the good news is that about 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented," Commission Vice Chairman Lawrence Weekly said. "By exercising more, watching what you eat and seeing your doctor regularly, we can all live longer, healthier lives."
"It is important to increase awareness of the dangers of heart disease and the actions we can take to lower our risk of having a heart attack or stroke," Commissioner Michael Naft said. "Through awareness and education we can learn to take better care of our hearts, and live 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.