You Can Help Make Northwestern Medicine's Wear Red Day Our Best One Yet with #NMHeart10

Northwestern Medicine
Cardiology January 29, 2015
It’s a Northwestern Medicine tradition with a lot of heart. On Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, men and women throughout the health system will wear red to raise awareness of heart disease’s impact on women.

Group photo of staff wearing red in honor of National Wear Red DayFrom nurses in the Coronary Care Unit to staff greeting patients in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s outpatient clinic to cardiac surgeons in our operating rooms, Northwestern will be participating in the 12th annual National Wear Red Day*. The event was started by the American Heart Association* and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute* in 2003 to signify the fight against the number one killer of women in America: heart disease. One in three women die of heart disease and stroke.

This February marks the 10th anniversary of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Medicine's heart center that is the top-ranked in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding states, according to U.S. News and World Report. To mark the occasion, we are hoping you can help make it our reddest year ever!

Northwestern Medicine staff member with red cure bandage on armOur patients and staff from throughout the region are asked to put their Wear Red Day photos on Twitter and Instagram with the hash tag #NMHeart10. Send us photos of anything red. Together, we will stand bold and strong against heart disease.

Learn more about the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at BCVI. There, you can download a women’s heart health guide. 
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