LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of American Heart Month in February, the Livingston Health Department will host its annual Go Red for Heart Health event on Feb. 7 at Livingston Town Hall, where residents are invited to stop for free screenings, information, and giveaways.

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and first Friday of February is National Wear Red Day—a designated day to raise awareness about heart disease in women and to encourage women to make lifestyle changes that will help reduce their risk of heart disease. 

Since National Wear Red Day began in 2003, the event has educated and encouraged women to make at least one change for their heart health.

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Livingston Township will be showing its support for heart health at the annual Go Red event, where Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Shulman Wellness Center and ShopRite of Livingston’s dietitian will educate the public and help increase awareness about heart disease. 

Highlights of the event include a free blood pressure screening, a free CardioChek screening (lipids and blood glucose) provided by Saint Barnabas, complimentary massages and stress reduction information provided by Shulman Wellness Center, nutrition information provided by ShopRite of Livingston, heart health education, giveaways and more.

Those who would like to be included in Livingston's annual Go Red picture at 10:15 a.m. should wear something red. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Livingston Health Department at 973-535-7961 ext. 227 or 228.