Rhoda Grant MSP for the Highlands and Islands is supporting British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland by calling on her constituents to ‘Ramp up the Red’ on Friday, February 7th, to help fight heart disease.
Coronary heart disease is Scotland’s single biggest killer.
It kills more than 7,500 people each year. And there are currently around 235,000 people in Scotland living with coronary heart disease.
On Friday, February 7th, BHF Scotland is asking people across the nation to ‘Ramp up the Red’ and raise funds to continue the fight for every heartbeat.
Rhoda Grant MSP, said: “I am pleased to help raise awareness of heart disease by supporting Ramp up the Red.
“I encourage everyone across the Highlands and Islands to get involved on Friday, February 7th, joining the fight and helping to beat a devastating disease that can affect anyone, from babies to grandparents.”
Marjory Burns, BHF Scotland Director, added: “We’re very grateful to Rhoda Grant for supporting Ramp up the Red in her community and we hope that many local people will join us.
“Everyone who organises a fundraising event in February is helping to raise much-needed funds to fight heart disease. All money raised will help us truly fight for every heartbeat.”
For more information about Ramp up the Red, to sign up or to donate, visit bhf.org.uk/red or call 0800 0316 316.