Advocacy Re: MTA and National Wear Red Day

Letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board for National Wear Red Day:  MTA Request Click here to download the MTA Request


Hon. Michael Antonovich


County of Los Angeles

500 W. Temple Street., Room #869

Los Angeles, CA  90012


RE:  Request to Light a HEART on the MTA building February 2nd, 2012, in support of Go Red For Women and National Wear Red Day,  


Dear Supervisor Antonovich:

For several years we have been successful in having many of our downtown buildings light hearts on their building facades in support of our Go Red for Women and National Wear Red Day, which falls this year on Friday, February 3rd, 2012.  Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s campaign to raise awareness about heart disease and women, and the importance of prevention in combating the number one killer of women.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has in the past lit their heart on Valentine’s Day. This year we have a special request. We would like to see the MTA building light the heart on the eve of Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 with other participating buildings and landmarks in downtown. This will create a “skyline with heart” that we expect will garner notable media attention and generate amazing photo opportunities for the MTA’s own internal use.  We plan to orchestrate the “skyline with heart” on Thursday to maximize the chances for news stories on Friday, February 3rd, 2012, which is the actual National Wear Red Day.

We respectfully ask you as a member of the MTA Board to introduce a motion asking that the MTA light its building with a heart on the eve of February 2nd, 2012.   The MTA building is an important part of the downtown skyline; MTA’s participation on February 2nd, 2012 will help make National Wear Red Day a success in Los Angeles.

Thank you in advance for your assistance, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.  If you or your staff have any immediate questions or need additional information please contact Jacqueline Hernandez, our Advocacy Director from the American Heart Association. Jackie can be contacted at (213)291-7016 or via email at


With heartfelt thanks for your support,





Kathy E. Magliato, MD, MBA, FACS


American Heart Association

Greater Los Angeles Division Board