Saint Thomas Heart Goes Red for Women Feb. 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jan. 30, 2013 – On Friday, Feb. 1, National Wear Red Day, Saint Thomas Heart will "Go Red" to help raise awareness for heart disease in women.Several events are planned throughout the day that include affiliates and supporting organizations.
As the cause sponsor for the American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign in Davidson, Williamson, Sumner and Rutherford counties, Saint Thomas Heart is committed to decreasing the number of Middle Tennessee women affected by heart disease.
Heart disease claims the lives of nearly 500,000 women each year; this is more than the number of women’s lives lost to the top eight cancers. Yet only 21 percent of women name heart disease as their personal health threat. Nashville was recently named the Least Heart Friendly City for Women by Best Places Organization. By supporting the Go Red For Women movement, Saint Thomas Heart seeks to educate women about the steps they can take to improve their heart health. That is why Saint Thomas Heart encourages Nashville to Go Red.
Go Red events include:
- Babies Go Red, Feb. 1, 11am - noon at Baptist Hospital and Middle Tennessee Medical Center
Roughly 100 red caps were knitted by volunteers and donated to the hospitals.
MTMC Mobile Health Unit Goes Red, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at John Pittard Elementary School, 745 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro
In honor of National Wear Red Day, the MTMC Mobile Health Unit will be shifting focus from pediatric care to adult care, offering free blood pressure checks, free glucose checks, small giveaways and educational information.
- Primrose Schools Go Red, Feb. 1, all day
Area Primrose Schools have joined with Saint Thomas Heart and the American Heart Association in honor of National Go Red day to support women’s heart health. Students, faculty and families are encouraged to red wear to help raise awareness. For more information on this event, please contact Melodie Michael, Director, at 615-848-5301.
About Saint Thomas Heart
Saint Thomas Heart is the cardiac division of Saint Thomas Health and includes the cardiology programs at Baptist Hospital, Saint Thomas Hospital and Middle Tennessee Medical Center. With approximately 60 cardiac specialists in more than 25 regional clinics throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky and Tennessee’s largest network of accredited Chest Pain Centers, Saint Thomas Heart offers greater access and experience, seeing more patients than anyone in Tennessee. www.saintthomasheart.com or www.moresurvivors.com.