On Friday, Feb. 7, National Wear Red Day, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital will provide red hats to babies in the nursery to help raise awareness for women’s heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women age 20 and over, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year. That means many of the women in these babies’ lives, including mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters, or even the babies themselves, could be affected by heart disease at some point during their lifetime. Yet only 1 in 5 women believe heart disease is their greatest health threat.
Babies in the nursery at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital will be provided with red hats, and mothers will be given a Red Dress pin, identified with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women initiative, locally sponsored by Saint Thomas Heart.
Saint Thomas Heart is committed to decreasing the number of Middle Tennessee women affected by heart disease. By supporting the Go Red For Women movement, we seek to educate women about the steps they can take to improve their heart health. More information can be found here: http://www.nashvillegoesred.org/.
Newborns dressed in red hats to raise awareness for heart disease in women on National Go Red Day, Friday, Feb. 7
Babies born at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Photo opportunity available with babies in nursery
Friday, Feb. 7
*Call Kerry Vance at 865-621-0320 to arrange a specific time.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
1700 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129