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April 23, 2024

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Nashville Buildings to Turn “Red” Feb 5 to Raise Awareness About Heart Disease

Nashville buildings and iconic landmarks will be lighting up “red” on February 5 to support heart disease awareness.

Nissan Stadium, Adventure Science Center pyramid, Batman Building, Belmont Fountains, Bridgestone Arena, Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Capitol Building, Opry, Ryman, Saint Thomas Midtown, Saint Thomas West, Saint Thomas Rutherford, Tennessee Performing Arts Center and more will be “red” February 5 from 4:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. to help raise awareness of the threat of heart disease in women as part of the Go Red for Women movement.

Heart disease is deadlier than all forms of cancer combined, and past research has revealed that heart disease is the number one killer of women. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red for Women.

“National Wear Red Day allows us to celebrate the expertise and innovation Ascension Saint Thomas and Ascension Saint Thomas Heart caregivers provide in delivering personalized care to the women of Middle Tennessee. This is especially important as the healthcare industry battles the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Michelle Robertson, Chief Operating and Nursing Officer, Ascension Saint Thomas. “Ascension Saint Thomas is proud of our strong female clinical leaders who uniquely relate to the women whom we and the American Heart Association work tirelessly to serve and educate.” (Please email to schedule a Zoom interview with Michelle Robertson.)

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, kill nearly 1 in 3 women each year. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.

Education means understanding the numbers that affect heart health: total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI). Action means encouraging women to make simple lifestyle changes like eating better and getting active.

“Ascension Saint Thomas Heart and the American Heart Association do such critical work in raising awareness regarding heart disease in women’s health. The Titans are proud to help support their efforts,” said Titans Vice President, Tina Tuggle. “Ascension Saint Thomas continues to be a powerful partner with the Titans in helping us keep our community healthy.”

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.