For the month of February, Dr. Deborah Jenkins, principal of Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, allowed members of the school’s BPA (Business Professionals of America) to “Go Red” for the women’s campaign against heart disease.
According to research, heart disease is the number one killer amongst women, and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, advocates for more research and swifter action toward women’s heart health.
The BPA members decorated the school by designing custom-made Go Red themed paper dresses and large paper red ties for the male supporters. King students were allowed to wear red tops for National Wear Red Day which was Friday, February 1.
In addition to promoting the Go Red Campaign throughout the building, the BPA chapter contacted their local American Heart Association office where they were given additional resources that were used to hold a Go Red project assembly in the King Center. Students and staff were invited for a program about fighting heart disease which was then followed by a healthy lunch reception. King’s BPA chapter plans to make this an annual event.