The Quad Wears Red

Photo: Student next to tree with red ribbon and a poster
Wrapped in red: Timothy Dang, a biochemistry major, assists with ribbon and poster installation on the Quad. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
Maria Nguyen, majoring in neurobiology, physiology and behavior, gives this small tree a few extra wraps of red. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

Even the Quad is wearing red for UC Davis Wears Red Day. The day itself, promoting heart health awareness, is this Friday (Feb. 5) — but the trees on the Quad have been wrapped in red since the first day of the week, thanks to a crew of student volunteers.

Along with ribbon, some of the trees have posters promoting heart-healthy habits for students, and UC Davis Wears Red Day in general.

The Friday program is free and open to the public. All actvities will be on Hutchison Field, inside and outside a tent. Outside, at noon, we'll gather as many people as possible — students, staff, faculty and everyone else who wants to participate — to make a heart formation. We've done this twice before, both times in the rain. Friday's forecast is precipitation-free! So put on your UC Davis Wears Red Day T-shirt and join in! (Shirts are available at all UC Davis Stores; $2 from every purchase goes to the UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular medicine Program.)

Here's the schedule:

  • CPR training and walk-through MEGA Heart exhibit — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Battle Heart Disease Fair, including Zumba — 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Giant heart formation — noon, rain or shine, with a speacial appearance by the California Aggie Marching Band-uh

Are you coming? Let us know via this Facebook event page.

Event hashtag: #UCDavisWearsRed

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