The color red is known for signifying strength, power and love. What better color to represent the strong women in our life affected by heart disease?
If you ask around, you’ll probably find someone in your office, clinical unit or team who has been affected by heart disease.
While just wearing the color red won’t help us solve that issue, it does help our physicians, clinical leaders, staff and patients band together to be better advocates for those with heart problems.
Join us Feb. 7 in your best red attire for a moment of togetherness — and a photo — to show our patients and staff what wearing red means to us! Details on time and location will be posted on the Bridge and in Shands News.
- National Wear Red Day occurs on the first Friday in February each year.
- Designed to warn women of their No. 1 health threat, The Heart Truth® created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women.
- The Heart Truth® national campaign began in 2002, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of
Health and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
- The campaign logo was designed to eliminate perceptions that heart disease was mainly a men’s health issue.
Red Dresses on the Catwalk
The esteemed New York’s Fashion Week welcomed the first Red Dress Collection
Fashion Week in February 2003 when 19 designers — including Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta — contributed dresses. Since then, dozens of famous celebrities have participated in Fashion Week walks throughout the country.
First Ladies Red Dress Collection
In 2005, The Heart Truth® featured a special exhibition — First Ladies Red Dress Collection — at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The collection featured seven red dresses worn by Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Laura Bush, who served as the campaign’s ambassador for several years.