NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans joined the American Heart Association and local businesses Wednesday morning in a press conference recognizing Friday, Feb. 6 as National Wear Red Day, the national day for the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" movement that helps raise awareness of the threat of heart disease in women.
Twenty-three buildings are turning "RED" in Middle Tennessee, including some of Nashville's most iconic buildings. Many area cities and counties, local media anchors, over 100 businesses and thousands of individuals – even babies - will Go Red. Everyone is encouraged towear Red and share Red with #NashGoRed on Friday, February 6 to support women's heart health.
BUILDINGS TO GO RED:
• Adventure Science Center and Sudekum Planetarium, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville
• American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson St., Nashville
• AT&T Tower ("Batman building"), 333 Commerce St., Nashville, Feb. 5-6
• DoubleTree by Hilton, 1850 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro
• BOHAN Advertising, 124 12th Ave S., Nashville, Feb. 5-6
• The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave., Nashville
• Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville
• Hard Rock Café, 100 Broadway, Nashville
• Healthways, Inc., 701 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin
• LP Field, 1 Titans Way, Nashville, Feb. 2-6
• Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine St., Murfreesboro
• Nashville Electric Service, 1214 Church St., Nashville
• The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville
• Rutherford County Courthouse, 20 N. Public Square, Murfreesboro
• Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, 2000 Church St., Nashville, Feb. 4-8
• Saint Thomas West Hospital, 4220 Harding Rd., Nashville, Feb. 4-8
• Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1700 Medical Ctr. Pkwy., Murfreesboro, Feb. 4-8
• Studio Gaven Hair Colour, 100 International Dr., Franklin
• The Studio at Studio Gaven, 103 International Dr., Franklin
• Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), 505 Deaderick St., Nashville, Feb. 3-8
• Tennessee State Capitol (cupola), 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, Feb. 6-8
• The Tennessean, 1100 Broadway, Nashville
• TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, 200 StoneCrest Blvd. #155, Smyrna
"Heart disease is the No. 1 killer and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined," said Liz Schatzlein, Go Red For Women chair in Middle Tennessee. "Heart disease and stroke take the lives of 1 in 3 American women. Yet 80% of cardiac events are preventable, through education and lifestyle choices we make every day. Raising awareness is key to saving women's lives. By wearing red on National Wear Red Day, we show our support for the hearts of our mothers, our wives, sisters and daughters and we remind everyone that we can help end heart disease. We are grateful to everyone participating."
The American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women in 2004 to bring attention to women's heart health. For more information, visit, goredforwomen.org. The movement is sponsored nationally by Macy's and locally by Saint Thomas Heart.