Colin Beattie MSP from Midlothian North & Musselburgh is supporting British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland by calling on his constituents to Ramp up the Red on 7 February to help fight heart disease.
Did you know that 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 7 February, BHF Scotland is asking people across the nation to Ramp up the Red and raise funds to continue the fight for every heartbeat.
Colin said: “I am pleased to help raise awareness of heart disease by supporting Ramp up the Red. I encourage everyone in the constituency to get involved on Friday 7 February, joining the fight and helping to beat a devastating disease that can affect anyone, from babies to grandparents.”
Marjory Burns, BHF Scotland Director, said “We’re very grateful to Colin for supporting Ramp up the Red in his 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:
www.bhf.org.uk/red or call 0800 0316 316.