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Thank you for making World Heart Day 2017 more successful than ever

04 Oct 2017

Sharing the power around the world

On 29 September, thousands of World Heart Federation members, partners and supporting organizations and individuals joined forces to inspire millions of people worldwide to live heart-healthy lives.

From walkathons and fun runs, to health screenings, creative social media campaigns, media coverage and more … this year’s campaign resonated around the world and played a key role in spreading awareness of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, and the simple steps we can all take to reduce our risk.

School children share their healthy heart tips in the Maldives
26 UEFA member associations, and a host of other leagues, clubs and football stakeholders supported the campaign
Organizations around the world tweeted photos and messages of support

This year, we also saw more than 40 landmarks, monuments and iconic buildings turn a celebratory red in support of World Heart Day.

Jet d’Eau in Geneva, Switzerland, the home of the World Heart Federation
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo, Egypt

Thank you to everyone who supported World Heart Day 2017!