Deciding what to wear for the day can be difficult, but St. Anthony Shawnee has a suggestion for Friday, February 2, 2018. Wear something red for National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
Since the first National Wear Red Day in 2003, tremendous strides have been made to raise awareness and bring attention to heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States and is a major cause of disability for both men and women. The most common type in the United States is coronary artery disease, which can lead to heart attack. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. National Wear Red Day®, the first Friday each February, is our special day to bring attention to heart disease.
St. Anthony Shawnee is encouraging everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives.
"As a community health care resource, St. Anthony Shawnee has a great opportunity to reach out to women in the community and alert them to their personal risk factors for heart disease,” said Linda Brown, VP of Support Services. “By joining together, we can raise awareness locally about heart disease and help lead women on the path to prevention."
In addition to raising awareness, St. Anthony Shawnee serves as a leader in treating and preventing heart disease by providing local access to specialized, cardiac care. Dr. Sudhir Gupta, Dr. Manikumar Bheemarasetti, and Dr. John Haddad offer patients comprehensive cardiac services, from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
To schedule an appointment with a St. Anthony Shawnee Cardiologist, please call 405-273-5801.