Getting the Red In

Jan 29, 2015

Forget about getting the red out.

It's time to get the red in.

And if you're a red lady beetle, aka ladybug, you need not worry.  Ditto for the gentlemen lady beetles. You're good to go.

The second annual "UC Davis Wears Red Day," an educational effort to spread awareness about heart disease, takes place Friday, Feb. 6, when everyone--that is, everyone--is invited to Hutchison Field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to get the red in.

Last year some 2,500 people — students, staff, faculty and area residents — grouped for a photo. Some held red umbrellas to ward off the drizzle.

Officials said the 2015 event will feature a Battle Heart Disease Fair.  Visitors are invited to learn about heart disease at the information booths. The group Zumba will entertain for 15 minutes, starting at 11:30 a.m..Dining Services will offer snacks--healthy snacks--and beverages at a discount.

Cardiologist Amparo Villablanca, professor and  director of the UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program, will field questions at 11:45 a.m.

To ensure folks have red to wear, all UC Davis Stores will be selling t-shirts in advance. The good news is that $2 from every sale will benefit the cardiovascular medicine program.

And the other good news is: lady beetles need not worry about what to wear.