Advocacy Re: City Hall and National Wear Red Day

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Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa
Mayor, City of Los Angeles
200 North Spring St. Room 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012

RE: Request for Los Angeles City Hall building to light Red on the eve of February 2nd,
2012, in support of Go Red for Women and National Wear Red Day

Dear Mayor Villaraigosa

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 in Los Angeles County and in the United

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has in the past lit their heart on Valentine’s Day. This
year we have a special request for City Hall. We would like to see City Hall light a heart or Go Red
on the eve of Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 with other participating buildings and landmarks in
downtown Los Angeles. This will create a “red skyline t” 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 “red skyline” on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 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 the Mayor and leader of our great City to introduce a motion asking
the City Council to light City Hall Red, or to light the building with a heart, on the eve of February
2nd, 2012. Los Angeles City Hall is an important landmark and an important part of the downtown
skyline; City Hall’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