Erlanger To Host National Wear Red Day Event For American Heart Association

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The American Heart Association will recognize National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1 with a mayoral proclamation at Erlanger Health System in downtown Chattanooga.  The event marks the 10th anniversary of Wear Red Day, National Heart Month, and the Go Red for Women campaign.

Along with Erlanger Health System, businesses across Hamilton County will join many others across the country in celebrating National Wear Red Day.  Over 10,000 companies nationwide will participate, making a difference in simple yet powerful ways, officials said. 

From collecting donations, to hosting heart healthy luncheons, participants everywhere will come up with their own ideas and ways to “Go Red” for this cause.  In addition to hosting the proclamation, Erlanger Health System plans to donate red knit caps to all babies born in their hospital on Wear Red Day. 

Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago, strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women,  According to recent statistics,  21 percent fewer women are dying from heart disease and 23 percent more women aware that it's their number one health threat. 

However, heart disease still kills more American women than the next five causes of death combined, and nearly twice as many as are claimed by all forms of cancer. 

To find out more about the American Heart Association’s programs concerning women and heart disease, both men and women are encouraged to call the American Heart Association Chattanooga office at 763-4400.


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