NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Titans are supporting Saint Thomas Heart and the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement that helps raise awareness of the threat of heart disease in women.
Nissan Stadium will be turned "RED" Friday, February 1 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. in support of Saint Thomas Heart, the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement and National Wear Red Day® to help raise awareness of heart disease in women.
"Saint Thomas Heart and the American Heart Association do such critical work in raising awareness regarding heart disease in women's health. The Titans are proud to help support their efforts," said Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk. "Saint Thomas Health continues to be a powerful partner with the Titans in helping us keep our community healthy."
Heart disease is deadlier than all forms of cancer combined, and past research has revealed that heart disease is the number one killer of women. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red for Women.
"At Saint Thomas, we are passionate about heart health education and bringing awareness to the signs of heart disease to help women establish relationships with healthcare providers," said Amy Wilson, Ascension Saint Thomas Health Chief Nursing Officer. "Our partnership with AHA and the Titans will get us one step closer to empowering our female patients to better care for themselves and remain heart healthy."
Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, kill nearly 1 in 3 women in each year. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action. Education means understanding the numbers that affect heart health: total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI). Action means encouraging women to make simple lifestyle changes like eating better and getting active.
ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH
In Tennessee, Ascension's Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates. Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $127 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2018. Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, operating more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.sthealth.com.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.