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WATCH: USF President Judy Genshaft joins Red Sofa Tour

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Lucielle Salomon
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WUSF News
USF President Judy Genshaft (center) takes a selfie with Ashley Furniture Founder Ron Wanek (left), and Lily Reisman of the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association's Tampa Bay Red Sofa Tour stopped by the University of South Florida to encourage people to take a seat and talk about heart disease.

The campaign is an effort to bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Ashley Furniture Home Store is a sponsor of the campaign and they donated a custom-made red sofa, which will tour around the Tampa Bay area until Oct. 3.

USF students and faculty were encouraged to sit on the sofa, snap a selfie and share it on social media.

Ashley Furniture Industries Founder Ron Wanek and USF President Judy Genshaft sat on the sofa and talked about the importance of being healthy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdsFMt4yRg&feature=youtu.be