Associates and physicians at Mercy Medical Center—Sioux City will wear red on Friday to call attention to the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of women.
In conjunction with Wear Red Day, the Mercy Heart Center’s Red Dress Ambassadors will host a special event, a “red-ception” on Friday, February 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Mercy’s South (Fifth Street) Lobby. In addition to providing morning refreshments and offering those attending the event a chance to register for door prizes, the ambassadors will also share important information about heart disease and reducing one’s risk for it. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott will kick off the event by issuing a proclamation at 9:00 a.m. in Mercy’s South Lobby.
Wear Red Day is a part of “Go Red For Women,” the American Heart Association’s national campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women and encourage women to take charge of their health.
Mercy’s efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease for Siouxland women are coordinated by the hospital’s Red Dress Ambassadors, a group formed six years ago.
One in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease. Despite being the No. 1 killer of women, heart disease is largely preventable, according to physicians at Mercy.
For more information, contact:
Jim Wharton, Director of Marketing and Communications, (712) 279-2394
Dianne Krier, Coordinator of Marketing and Communications (712) 279-5682
Or visit our web site at www.mercysiouxcity.com