In recognition of National Heart Month in February, Saint Agnes Hospital is honored to host the 9th Annual Red Dress Sunday. Red Dress Sunday is an innovative faith-based health education and outreach program designed to raise awareness of the devastating effects of heart disease among women. This year's Red Dress Sunday event will be held in over 130 congregations throughout the region on February 10th.
This year Red Dress Sunday will be celebrated at well over 130 churches throughout the region. In order to ensure a vibrant initiative as we continue to grow and to better accommodate requests for information regarding Red Dress Sunday and Heart Disease we have developed this website. Here you will find all of the materials that you will need to make your Red Dress Sunday celebration a success.
We have put together an array of materials to be shared throughout congregations with one goal: changing the impact cardiovascular disease has on women.
We encourage you to take full advantage of all of the materials on this site. You will see an area for Red Dress Sunday, geared toward preparing for a successful and impactful event, as well as a Tool Kit filled with helpful and educational materials.
The Red Dress is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness introduced by The Heart Truth® in 2003. Saint Agnes is proud of our partnership with The Heart Truth® campaign which is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Saint Agnes Hospital Cardiovascular Institute is committed to not only the advance treatment of heart disease, but to the prevention by educating and raising awareness. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among women, yet most women don’t recognize this threat. In fact, less than half of all women are aware of healthy levels for blood pressure and cholesterol and key risk factors in cardiovascular disease. The new Women’s Heart Center at Saint Agnes was created to change that. The symptoms of heart disease can often be much more difficult to recognize in women than in men. Fortunately, almost every risk factor is preventable. To learn more about our Heart Health Assessment, visit stagnes.org/womensheart or call 1-855-410-4YOU(4968) to schedule your appointment
These materials offer valuable information regarding many aspects of heart health including diet, exercise, healthy tips and much more. These materials are valuable leave behinds for your congregants. Please feel free to download and print as many as you like!
These materials will help give you a better understanding of what Red Dress Sunday is all about so that you can spread the word!