Lumbee Tribe celebrates National Wear Red Day
Today, our Lumbee Tribal Staff is wearing red to celebrate National Wear Red Day, but also to encourage our staff, Lumbee Tribal Citizens, and our community to be engaged in better heart health. We know heart disease has touched many families across our tribal territory and we are committed to making a difference. The Lumbee Tribe has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA), who is celebrating 100 years of healthy hearts. The AHA has grown into the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. As a tribe, we have partnered with the AHA to impact our community though education and health initiatives.
Ms. Vanessa Locklear is our new Healthy Heart Coordinator, who will coordinate heart healthy initiatives with our tribal citizens. These initiatives will include a blood pressure check day, CPR Skills, and much more. There will be events scheduled through out the month of February, as we join the AHA as a nation of life savers.
Thank you to Pembroke Fire Department for bringing out their fire truck today to kick off this initiative. We will also be collaborating with them on healthy initiatives and fire safety.