On January 30, Provost and Executive Vice President Tony Waldrop invited the UCF community to show their support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women/National Wear Red Day.

In Waldrop’s campuswide email, he states, “Go Red for Women empowers women to take charge of their heart health and gives them the tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle. For nearly 25 years, I have been a strong supporter of the American Heart Association. Several members of my family have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, and I am among the many researchers nationwide who have worked tirelessly to find a cure. From nurses to sport fitness instructors and scientists, so many of you work hard every day to promote healthy lifestyles and to find a cure for cardiovascular disease. Thank you for everything you do for the health and well-being of our UCF family and our community.”

Red was a prominent color on campus on February 3, whether it was a tie, ribbon, shirt or dress. Many Student Development and Enrollment Services faculty and staff along with other UCF community members wore red to help raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the number-one killer of women.