NASHVILLE, Tenn. --** The Tennessee Titans are supporting Saint Thomas Health and the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement that helps raise awareness of the threat of heart disease in women.
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)
Beginning Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5 from 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Nissan Stadium will be turned "RED".
"The Titans are thrilled to support Saint Thomas Heart and the American Heart Association in helping bring heart disease to the forefront of women's health," said Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk. "Saint Thomas Health is a long standing partner of our organization in helping us keep our community healthy."
Heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. It's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined and past research has revealed that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women.
"Saint Thomas Health appreciates that the Tennessee Titans help us bring awareness to heart disease and the number of women it impacts," said Saint Thomas Heart cardiologist, Dr. Melissa Walton-Shirley. "As women we play the role of caretakers for our families, but we often don't act as caretakers for ourselves. It is important that we make time to assess the health of our hearts."
National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 5 and the Tennessee Titans and Saint Thomas Heart encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives.
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. Visit www.saintthomasheart.com for more information.