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 this Friday, February 2 in support of Saint Thomas Heart and the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement by participating in 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 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.
"At Saint Thomas Health, we care for women throughout their lives, and a priority for supporting their wellbeing is educating women about heart health," said Amy Wilson, Saint Thomas Health Chief Nursing Officer. "By bringing awareness to the signs of heart disease and helping women establish relationships with healthcare providers, we're 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.
More than 30 structures are turning "RED" in Middle Tennessee, including some of Nashville's most iconic structures. Many area cities and counties, local media anchors, over 100 businesses and thousands of individuals - will Go Red. Everyone is encouraged to wear RED and share RED to support women's heart health.
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 $78 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. 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 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.sthealth.com.
ABOUT GO RED FOR WOMEN
In the United States, cardiovascular diseases kill approximately 1 in 3 women each year. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's and CVS Health, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).
ABOUT AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.