Some of Galway’s iconic landmarks and other locations will be lighting up red this Sunday for World Heart Day.
World Heart Day is an annual event organised by the World Heart Federation working with local partners around the globe to highlight the dangers of heart disease and spread awareness of how to minimise its risk.
Heart disease in all its forms remains the single biggest cause of death globally, and this day is educating people on the preventative measures that they can take against it in their lives.
Here in Galway many locations around the city and county will be going red on September 29 such as Bon Secours Hospital, The Browne Doorway in Eyre Square. Kylemore Abbey, and the Human Biology Building at NUIG.
They are working in association with Croí Heart & Stroke Charity based out of Newcastle, the biggest cardiovascular focused non-profit in the west of Ireland.
“If you see any of these sites all lit up, be sure to take a selfie and tag @croiheartstroke with the hashtag WorldHeartDay,” Croí said.
“Tag us in your #WorldHeartDay posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @CroiHeartStroke”