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Collin College Hosts Go Red For Heart Health Event

January 26, 2024

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Explore new ways to prioritize your heart health at Collin College’s inaugural Go Red for Heart Health event. Free and open to the public, the event will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Collin College McKinney Campus Conference Center, located at 2400 Community Ave. in McKinney.

“Go Red” is an annual national initiative throughout the month of February led by the American Heart Association (AHA). This initiative aims to teach the public on how to identify heart conditions and be proactive about their heart health. Collin College serves as an official AHA-aligned training site and will bring together heart health experts and hands-on AHA Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training skills for this event. Representatives from local heart healthcare providers will also be available to connect visitors with resources to lead a healthier life. 

According to AHA, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women worldwide, and cardiac arrest, one of the many effects of CVD, claims the life of 436,000 Americans every year. AHA reports that CPR can double or triple the chances of survival after cardiac arrest. 

In partnership with Collin College Continuing Education (CE), event organizers seek to provide life-saving knowledge and empower visitors to practice CPR training skill techniques on life-like manikins that will make all the difference in real-world emergencies. Information about CE AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care courses will be available for visitors to pursue official AHA CPR certification through Collin College.  

For more information about the Go Red for Heart Health event, contact Lynn Wilson at LWilson@collin.edu

Collin College serves more than 58,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Construction Management, and a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Clinical Operations Management. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government, and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. For more information, visit www.collin.edu.