New River CTC goes red for heart health

Employees at New River CTC’s Raleigh County Campus, Beaver, wore red on February 1, 2019, to raise awareness of Heart Health Month.

[BEAVER, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical College is going red to raise awareness for American Heart Month.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death, responsible for an estimated 17 million deaths every year in the world. In the United States, cardiovascular disease is listed as the underlying cause of death in 840,678 deaths, about one out of every three.

New River CTC employees wore red on February 1 to raise awareness for Heart Month and events have been planned throughout the month at New River CTC’s campuses. The college’s medical assisting students will be offering free blood pressure screenings:

Monday, February 11, Nicholas County Campus, Summersville, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, February 11, Greenbrier Valley Campus, Lewisburg, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Monday, February 18, Raleigh County Campus, Beaver, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, February 18, Mercer County Campus, Princeton, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).