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American Heart Association’s 12th annual National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6th
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Monday, February 2, 2015 @ 4:00 am In Events | No Comments
Nashville, TN – The Middle Tennessee skyline will take on a special heartwarming red glow next Friday.
Twenty-two local buildings will be lighting up red as part of the 12th annual National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6th, as part of the biggest Go Red celebration ever in Middle Tennessee. This icon day of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is the day when everyone Goes Red across the nation to support women’s fight against heart disease, their No. 1 killer.
More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. One in three American women die of heart disease and stroke, and in Tennessee, 9000 women lose their lives each year.
Yet up to 80% of cardiac events are preventable through education and lifestyle choices we make every day.
On Friday, February 6th, to show support for women’s hearts, everyone is asked to wear Red and share Red on social media with the local hashtag #NashGoRed.
Babies Go Red – Friday, February 6th
On Friday the 6th, 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. Their moms will receive infant CPR kits and gift bags.
Buildings Go Red – Friday, February 6th
Twenty-two buildings in Middle Tennessee will light up in red in the evening to mark National Wear Red Day. All buildings will be red on Feb. 6; buildings with extended dates are noted. The confirmed list to date includes:
Cities and Counties Go Red
Cities proclaiming National Wear Red Day: Brentwood, Clarksville, Franklin.
Counties proclaiming National Wear Red Day: Cumberland, Davidson, Dickson, Humphreys, Robertson and Williamson.
Macy’s Goes Red – local store activity, Wear Red Sale and Red Pin Sale – Feb. 4th-16th
Starting February 4th, watch for special Go Red touches and Go Red/Macy’s/Saint Thomas signs in the Cool Springs, Green Hills and Rivergate stores.
From February 4th-9th, customers who wear red or purchase a Red Dress pin for $2.00 at Macy’s will receive Wear Red Sale savings throughout the store. From February 10th-16th, 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, Feb. 5th
Rep. Brenda Gilmore will introduce a resolution to proclaim National Wear Red Day during the session that day. Legislators will wear an element of red.
Nashville Symphony Goes Red – Feb. 6th-8th
The Nashville Symphony will support Go Red For Women during three performances on the weekend of February 6th. Symphony members will wear the Red Dress pin, and guests will receive Go Red information in their programs.
TPAC Goes Red – Feb. 6th-8th
TPAC, in addition to lighting their building from February 3rd-8th, will distribute Go Red information to theatergoers.
Churches Go Red
Churches holding Go Red Sunday services: Mt. Zion, 2 services each at Antioch and Old Hickory locations on 2/15; First Baptist; Olive Branch Missionary Baptist (held on January 25th).
Metro Council Goes Red – Tuesday, Feb. 17th
Council Lady Erica Gilmore will introduce a resolution to proclaim National Wear Red Day in Nashville/Davidson County at the Council meeting that day.
Businesses Go Red
Many local businesses are supporting the American Heart Association during American Heart Month, February, by asking employees to wear red, decorating in red, sharing heart health information, donating free services or hosting fundraisers or public events.
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.
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