American Heart Month

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American Heart Month
Observed by United States
Date February
Frequency annual
Related to National Wear Red Day

American Heart Month is a month-long United States observance established by 36 U.S.C. § 101.[1][2][3]

2009 Edition

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation—

(1) designating February as American Heart Month;
(2) inviting the chief executive officers of the States, territories, and possessions of the United States to issue proclamations designating February as American Heart Month; and
(3) urging the people of the United States to recognize the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases and to support all essential programs required to solve the problem.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "February is American Heart Month". Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "American Heart Month". Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Love your ticker during American Heart Month – and year-round!". Archived from the original on January 30, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "AMERICAN HEART MONTH, 2009 – - – - – - -". Retrieved March 3, 2014.

External links

  • 36 U.S.C. § 101 from the United States Government Printing Office
  • 36 U.S.C. § 101 from Cornell Law School
  • Federal Register search for presidential proclamations with "American Heart Month"
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