Nashville Goes Red
About the Movement
Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.
Thanks to the participation of millions of people across the country, the color red and the red dress now stand for the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives.
Today, our near-term goal is nothing less than a 25 percent reduction in coronary heart disease and stroke risk by the year 2010.
As we work toward that goal, we're working hard to change the perception that heart disease is a "man's disease" – and it's working. By teaching more and more women how to talk to their doctors about heart disease, we can save thousands of lives every year. The good news is that heart disease is often preventable.
And in case anyone still believes that heart disease is only a concern for older women, we encourage you to read the inspiring stories we've collected. Together, they make the case plain and simple: the time for action is now!
Why Go Red?
Saint Thomas Heart is proud to be the local sponsor of Go Red For Women 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. There is great opportunity for women to take control of their lives and make heart healthy decisions for themselves and their families.
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.
For more information, visit www.nashvillegoesred.org.
About Saint Thomas Heart
Saint Thomas Heart is the cardiac division of Saint Thomas Health and includes the cardiology programs at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital. 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.
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