The American Heart Association (AHA) has declared Friday, Feb. 6, “National Wear Red Day,” to raise awareness for heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women in America. On that day, people across the nation wear red and are asked to donate $5 each to the American Heart Association. In the Capital Region, about 500 work sites participate each year. To help bring attention to this cause, buildings across the Capital Region—including the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)—will “glow” red in February. On Thursday, Feb. 5, the AHA will hold a press conference at 5:30 p.m. at EMPAC to showcase the “glowing” buildings. At the press conference, the switch will be thrown to light the building, which will pulse like a beating heart.