World Heart Day

The World Heart Foundation organizes World Heart Day, an international campaign held on September 29 to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death. World Heart Day was created to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death. The day promotes preventative measures to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

What happens on World Heart Day?

Governments and non-government organizations celebrate and promote World Heart Day with activities such as fun runs, public talks, concerts, and sporting events. The World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries.

They include:

  • Health checks.
  • Sports events, including walks, runs and fitness sessions.
  • Public talks and science forums
  • Stage shows and concerts.
  • Exhibitions.

These activities are done in partnership with organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), which is the UN’s directing and coordinating authority for health.

Just a few simple steps such as eating more healthily, cutting down on alcohol and stopping smoking can improve your heart health and your overall wellbeing.

So this World Heart Day, let’s make sure we all take action to keep our hearts – and those of the people we care about – healthy and make a lasting difference to our health and the world’s health. This World Heart Day, we want everyone to share how they power your heart and inspire millions of people around the world to be heart healthy. Your heart is at the heart of your health. And it’s easy to give it the care it deserves.