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. Beginning Monday, Feb. 2 through Friday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., LP Field will be turned "RED."
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 Heart appreciates the Tennessee Titans organization and its commitment to making everyone more aware of the effect of heart disease in women," said Dr. Andre Olivier, a cardiologist with Saint Thomas Heart and a supporter of the Go Red For Women effort. "We lose far too many of our wives, sisters, mothers, daughters and friends to this disease. Every effort must be made to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of heart disease in women. On behalf of all Saint Thomas Heart physicians, please "go red" on Friday, February 6."
National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 6 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.