Gustavus Athletics Supports American Heart Month

Posted on February 12th, 2013 by

St. Peter, Minn. – Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its affects, the Gustavus Student Athlete Volunteer Educators (SAVE) and Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) are proudly participating in American Heart Month.

The organizations will be selling “Rock the Beat” t-shirts outside the cafeteria on Wednesday and Friday with all the proceeds going to the American Heart Association.  In addition to selling shirts, they will also be providing educational materials on physical activity, managing stress, and the signs and symptoms of heart disease and stroke in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and help in the fight against heart disease.

Along with to their work on campus, SAVE and SAAC are volunteering at South Elementary on Feb. 14-15 and North Elementary on Feb. 20-22 at their respective Jump Rope for Heart events.

Lastly, the Gustavus versus St. Olaf men’s hockey game on Friday at 7:05 p.m. has been designated as a RED OUT by the Gustavus Athletics Department.  Fans are encouraged to wear red to Don Roberts Ice Rink as a sign of support.  SAVE and SAAC will also be selling Rock the Beat t-shirts prior to the game

For more information on American Heart Month, please go to

For more details on Gustavus’ involvement, contact:
Kari Eckheart – 507-933-6416 –


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