Wear Red Day raises heart-health awareness in Massachusetts

From landmarks to online communities, neighborhoods to news anchors, National Wear Red Day united people across Massachusetts on February 4 for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Here are some highlights.

News Anchors
Throughout the state, more than 20 news anchors wore red on-air. Here are two clips of anchors discussing their reasons for wearing red, the first from WCVB Channel 5 in Boston, the second from WWLP-22 News in Springfield.

News anchors weren’t the only ones to go red. Several prominent landmarks turned their lights red on Friday night, including Government Center and City Hall in downtown Boston, as well as the city’s iconic Zakim Bridge and the Longfellow Bridge. Other Massachusetts sites to glow red were Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, the Fore River Bridge in Quincy and Burns Bridge in Worcester.

Social Media
Finally, people across Massachusetts shared on social media pictures of themselves wearing red and their reasons for supporting the American Heart Association’s mission. Here’s a recap of some of our favorite posts!