NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans joined Saint Thomas Health, the American Heart Association and local businesses in a press conference at Nissan Stadium recognizing Friday, Feb. 5 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.
"As a board member and as a woman, I am so proud to have a community partnership with Saint Thomas Health and the Tennessee Titans so that we can announce to the middle Tennessee community our desire and passion for curing and treating the #1 killer of women, heart disease." said Dawn Rudolph, Saint Thomas Health, Chief Experience Officer.
More than 25 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, Feb. 5 to support women's heart health.
BUILDINGS TO GO RED
• Adventure Science Center
• American Heart Association
• AT&T Tower ("Batman building")
The Titans joined Saint Thomas Health, the American Heart Association and local businesses in a press conference at Nissan Stadium recognizing Friday, Feb. 5 as National Wear Red Day. (photos: Lynne McCracken)
• Buffalo Wild Wings – Cool Springs
• Buffalo Wild Wings – Nashville West
• The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave., Nashville
• Metro Nashville Courthouse
• Hard Rock Café
• Korean Veterans Bridge
• Nashville Electric Service
• Nashville Event Lighting
• Nissan Stadium
• The Parthenon
• Saint Thomas Dekalb Hospital
• Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital
Titans support Saint Thomas Health and American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement to help raise awareness of heart disease in women. (Photos: Just Make A Difference, Inc./ DBS-Aerobods)
• Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital
• Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
• Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
• Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital
• Saint Thomas River Park Hospital
• Saint Thomas West Hospital
• Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
• Tennessee State Capitol
• The Tennessean
• Tennessee State Universit
"Women are caregivers," said Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD, Cardiologist, Saint Thomas Heart. "We take care of our children, spouses and parents. At middle age, we have a lot of responsibility and don't put our own health first. I'd like for women today to take home the message that when you see someone that's wearing red, or put on a red outfit yourself, try to remind your fellow woman that we need to take better care of ourselves and we don't have to die of heart disease."
"I welcome all of you to wear red this Friday, February 5 and join us in our support of "Go Red For Women" in middle Tennessee." Rudolph said.
Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. One in three American women die of heart disease and stroke, and in Tennessee, 9000 women lose their lives each year. Yet up to 80 percent of cardiac events are preventable through education and lifestyle choices we make every day.
The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease. It challenges women to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. For more, visit goredforwomen.org.