The Knox County Public Schools went red this Valentine’s Day in support of the American Heart Association.
Students and staff were invited to dress in red attire to help create awareness for healthy hearts on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
- About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
- Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.
Donations were accepted at all KCPS schools and offices will money going to the American Heart Association. In exchange for the donation, staff could wear jeans with their attire and rest knowing that money raised was benefiting a great cause.