In recognition of National Heart Month in February, Saint Agnes Hospital is honored to host the 10th Annual
Red Dress SM 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 9th.
We are proud to announce our tenth anniversary of celebrating Red Dress Sunday! Without the inspired participation of over 130 churches throughout the region, our mission to spread the word about heart disease in women would have faltered. 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. We offer special thanks to our Red Dress Sunday sponsor.
The Saint Agnes Hospital Cardiovascular Institute is not only committed to the advanced treatment of heart disease, but also 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 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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Red Dress Sunday event! Your dedication to this mission helps spread the news about heart disease in women farther every year. This year Saint Agnes celebrated Red Dress Sunday with Bethel A.M.E. Church, and we had a fantastic time! Check out photos from the event below!
We also have a few pictures from St. Stephens A.M.E. Church and The New Metropolitan Baptist Church’s Red Dress Sunday celebrations. We would love to see and share photos from your congregation’s Red Dress Sunday event! If you have pictures to share, please send them to RedDressSunday.org.
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!
Reducing Your Risks (PDF)English
Screenings and Support Groups (PDF)English
Red Dress Sunday Poster (PDF)English
Heart to Heart (PPT)English
We have provided some of our most delicious heart-healthy recipes for you to make and to share!
Low Sodium Vegetable Beef StewEnglish
Quinoa Black Bean CasseroleEnglish
Easy Homemade NutellaEnglish
Snowy Day Breakfast CasseroleEnglish
Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsEnglish
Asian Chicken SaladEnglish
Pistachio Crusted SalmonEnglish
Caesar Parmesan Chicken Stir FryEnglish
These materials will help give you a better understanding of what Red Dress Sunday is all about so that you can spread the word