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Cumberlands’ Seniors Promote Heart Month


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — February, while known for Valentine’s Day, Black History Month and Groundhog Day, is also known as American Heart Month. Heart Month, established in 1963; sole purpose was, and still is, to urge Americans to join together and inform everyone about the risks and prevention of heart disease, including high blood pressure and strokes.

In order to do their part, senior students of the Fitness and Sport Management program at University of the Cumberlands (UC) will have a kick-off to Heart Month. Friday (February 3) will be wear RED day, and everyone is urged to wear red in order to build awareness of the number one killer of men and women in America, heart disease.

Heart disease is not just a man’s disease. Go Red For Women™ is a program of the American Heart Association devoted to spreading awareness and prevention of heart disease. More women over the age of 20 die from heart disease than any other disease, including cancer.

For more information on heart disease, please visit the American Heart Association at Also, follow the senior students of the Fitness and Sport Management program on Twitter and Facebook at UCRED for tips on how to love your heart with a healthier lifestyle. UCRED is sponsored by the Fitness and Sport Management Senior Seminar class.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.