|RED OUT AT L'BURG-SD HOOPS FRIDAY|
|Written by Staff Report|
|Tuesday, January 08, 2013 4:48 PM|
INDIANAPOLIS – Lawrenceburg boys basketball won’t just battle South Dearborn on the basketball court at Bateman Gym Friday night.
Tigers and Knights will be battling heart disease and stroke by turning the stands into a blaze of red with their first annual RED OUT during the 6 p.m. junior varsity and 7:30 p.m. varsity games.
Fans are encouraged to participate by wearing a “Rock the Beat” t-shirt, available for a $10 donation to the American Heart Association. Shirts will be available at the high school throughout the week leading up to the game, and at the game.
Lawrenceburg's RED OUT, a community outreach program, is sponsored by the Student Council. The council aims to raise awareness about heart disease, the leading cause of death in Dearborn County.
Students will be raising donations throughout the week with activities to get the message out on a heart healthy lifestyle.
One hundred percent of money raised by the RED OUT will support the American Heart Association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Dearborn County.
Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 31.6 percent of deaths in Dearborn County. Nationwide, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, responsible for one in three deaths. Congenital heart defects are one of the leading causes of death in children under age 1.
American Heart Association provides community education programs and funds heart research, including more than $2.2 million at universities in Indiana.
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