Nashville, TN – If you’re “seeing red” this week, it’s a good thing! Red is the color of the week and beyond, marking American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.
National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 7th, a day when everyone wears red to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. In Tennessee, about 9000 women die each year from cardiovascular disease. Yet up to 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable through healthy living choices we make every day.
Wear Red Friday
Everyone is encouraged to wear red on Friday, February 7th and share their Red pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and everywhere with the local Go Red hashtag #NashGoRed.
Free materials can be downloaded at www/GoRedforWomen.org/WearRedDay.
Media personalities, buildings, businesses, and millions of people across America will unite to show their red this week and throughout the month. And Middle Tennessee will be big on that national red map.
How is Middle Tennessee “going red”?
Nashville Heart Gala – held on February 1st.
Cities and Counties Go Red
Cities proclaiming National Wear Red Day: Brentwood, Clarksville, Nashville, Franklin.
Counties proclaiming National Wear Red Day: Cumberland (NEW), Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Lincoln, Montgomery, Overton, Perry, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner, Williamson.
Gallery One Goes Red – all February
Artist Toni Swarthout will present “Red,” a special art exhibition honoring Go Red For Women, featuring many red paintings done especially for this exhibit. 25% of “Red” sales proceeds will be donated to Go Red, as well as 15% of any other gallery sales in February.
Metro Council Goes Red – Tuesday, February 4th
Council Lady Erica Gilmore will introduce a resolution to proclaim National Wear Red Day in Nashville/Davidson County at the Council meeting that day at 6:30.
Macy’s Goes Red – local store activity, Wear Red Sale and Red Pin Sale – February 5th-14th
Local Red touches: Starting later this week, watch for red lighting and red mannequins in the Cool Springs store (first floor entrance to cosmetics, Impulse and Men’s departments), as well as special Go Red – Macy’s – Saint Thomas Heart signs in the Cool Springs, Green Hills and Rivergate stores.
In every Macy’s nationally, from February 5th-9th, customers who wear red or purchase a Red Dress pin for $2.00 at Macy’s will receive all-day savings throughout the store. From February 10th-14th, customers who purchase a Red Dress pin will receive all-day savings. Macy’s will donate 100% of the proceeds from pin sales to Go Red For Women.
Tennessee General Assembly Goes Red – Thursday, February 6th
Rep. Brenda Gilmore will introduce a resolution to proclaim National Wear Red Day in the State of Tennessee during the session that day. Legislators will wear an element of red.
Babies Go Red – Friday, February 7th
On Friday the 7th, newborns in Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital will wear custom-made red knit caps in honor of National Wear Red Day, to show support for their moms’ heart health.
Buildings Go Red – Friday, February 7th
Buildings in Middle Tennessee will light up in red starting at sundown, to mark National Wear Red Day. The red lights will stay on all evening. All buildings will be red on February 7th; buildings with extended dates are noted. The confirmed list includes:
- Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville
- Bohan Advertising, 124 12th Ave S., Nashville NEW
- Doubletree by Hilton, 1850 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro, Feb. 6-7
- Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville
- Hard Rock Café, 100 Broadway, Nashville
- LP Field, 1 Titans Way, Nashville, Feb. 3-7, 5-10 p.m. NEW
- Nashville Business Journal at Plaza 18, 1800 Church St., Nashville
- Nashville Electric Service, 1214 Church St., Nashville
- The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville
- Rutherford County Courthouse, 20 N. Public Square, Murfreesboro
- Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, 2000 Church St., Nashville NEW DATE FEB. 5-7
- Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1700 Medical Ctr Pkwy., Murfreesboro NEW DATE FEB. 5-7
- Saint Thomas West Hospital, 4220 Harding Rd., Nashville NEW DATE FEB. 5-7
- Studio Gaven hair salon, 100 International Dr., Franklin
- Tennessee State Capitol (cupola), 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville
- The Tennessean, 1100 Broadway, Nashville
- TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, 200 StoneCrest Blvd. #155, Smyrna, Feb. 7-17
- Williamson County Historical Courthouse, 305 Public Sq., Franklin
Congenital Heart Defects Week – February 7th-14th NEW
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proclamation for this week in the State of Tennessee, and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has signed one for Nashville as well, thanks to the efforts of local volunteer Catherine Clinkscales, who is the mom of a child with a CHD.
Nashville Symphony Goes Red – February 7th and 8th
The Nashville Symphony will show support for Go Red For Women during performances on February 7th and 8th. Symphony members will wear an element of red, guests will receive Go Red information in their programs and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero will say a few words.
Gateway Chamber Orchestra Goes Red – February 9th and 10th
For the February 9th Clarksville and February 10th Nashville performances, Go Red information will be placed in guest programs and Orchestra members are encouraged to wear an element of red.
Men Go Red, Tuesday, February 11th
The Go Red For Women Men’s Event will be held at Maggiano’s (3106 West End Ave, Nashville) at 5:30pm. Special guest speaker will be Kevin Carter, 14-year NFL veteran, Super Bowl Champion and current analyst for ESPN U. 150-200 male community leaders will sample fine wines, write cards to the special women in their lives and hear why women’s heart health is important to all.
MTSU Blue Goes Red – Saturday, February 15th
Go Red For Women will be the theme at the MTSU-So. Miss. game, which tips off at 1 p.m. About 5000 fans are expected.
Rutherford Heart Ball – Saturday, February 22nd
The annual formal event in Murfreesboro to support heart health. At Stones River Country Club. More to come.
Churches Go Red
Several area churches are confirmed for Go Red Sundays, where churchgoers will wear red and receive information about heart health:
- Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Murfreesboro & Antioch, TN – done on January 26th
- Westwood Baptist Church University Center – February 9th, 11:00am.
- Mount Zion Baptist Church, Antioch and Old Hickory – February 23rd – expecting total of 15,000 people in four services
Businesses Go Red
Many local businesses will support Go Red For Women and American Heart Month during February by asking employees to wear red, decorating windows or interior areas in red, sharing heart health information, providing free services or hosting internal fundraisers or public events.
- Activa 1240
- Ann Hoke & Associates, Keller Williams, Murfreesboro
- Avenue Bank, Murfreesboro NEW
- Bob Parks Realty
- City of Brentwood
- Brentwood High School
- Brogli, Lane, Weaver & Alexander Animal Hospital NEW
- Caterpiller Financial
- CBS Outdoor
- Clear Channel Radio
- Dempsey Vantrease & Follis PLLC, Murfreesboro
- DSW, Brentwood
- Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro
- First National Bank of McMinnville NEW
- First Tennessee Bank, Murfreesboro
- Franklin Fire Dept.
- Gateway Medical Center
- Hamilton Glass, Murfreesboro NEW
- The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson
- Hickman County
- HomeFront Properties, Murfreesboro
- J. Smith Lanier & Co., Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Knoxville
- Kim Brogli Real Estate Group, Murfreesboro
- La Ranchera 880
- Law Office of Merriel Bullock Neal, Clarksville
- The Leaf-Chronicle
- Macy’s Cool Springs
- Macy’s Green Hills
- Macy’s Rivergate
- Meharry Medical College
- Metro Nashville Public Schools
- MidSouth Bank. Murfreesboro
- Mimi’s Café – nationally
- MTSU Health Services, Murfreesboro NEW
- Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter NEW
- Nashville Ballet
- Nashville Business Journal
- Nashville Electric Service
- Nashville General Hospital
- NHC, Murfreesboro NEW
- Penny’s Closet, Murfreesboro
- Perry County
- Pinnacle Bank – all of Middle Tennessee and Knoxville
- Regions Bank – all of Middle Tennessee NEW
- Red Realty, Murfreesboro NEW
- Reeves-Sain, Murfreesboro
- Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
- Saint Thomas Health
- Sinclair Broadcasting
- Smith Design Build, Murfreesboro NEW
- Stones River Country Club, Murfreesboro NEW
- Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
- Tennessee Department of Health
- Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- Tennessee State Parks
- Tennessee Titans
- The Write Impression – Murfreesboro NEW
- TriStar Health
- Vanderbilt Heart
- Vanessa’s Barbershop, McMinnville
- VF Imagewear
- Williamson Medical Center
- Williamson County
- XMI Holdings
About Go Red For Women®
Go Red For Women® is part of the American Heart Association’s solution to help save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from cardiovascular disease, the association is committed to fighting this No. 1 killer. GoRedForWomen.org connects millions of women of all ages and gives them resources to turn personal choices into lifesaving actions. Go Red For Women is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and locally sponsored by Saint Thomas Heart.