MHRI Goes Red for Heart Health

Every February at MHRI, we celebrate “Heart Healthy” and take the time to “Go Red!” for heart health. The MHRI Associate Engagement Committee invited associates to wear red in support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) fight against heart disease in February. From February 2 until February 20, associates gathered together to show their commitment to heart health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At MedStar Health Research Institute, many of our research efforts are designed to improve quality of life for heart patients. Chances are we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke because about 2200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day. That’s an average of one death every forty seconds.

As we have for the last seven years, we accepted submissions for a photo challenge! Associates showed off in their red outfits and team spirit. View all the photo submissions from MHRI teams below. Thank you to all who took the time to participate. Winners will be announced in an upcoming edition of Important Things to Know for all MHRI associates.

Thank you to all who showed their support for this important cause!

Take the time to take care of your heart. You can learn more about taking care of your heart health from the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute:

On behalf of the MHRI Associate Engagement Committee, take care of your heart!