The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Nursing

Let's Wipe Out
Heart Disease!

Wear Red Day

More than 775 staff and visitors attended health fairs sponsored by Mount Sinai Heart on  February 5, Go Red for
Women Day®, an annual educational
event that spotlights the risks of cardiovascular disease.

Participants received free screenings for high blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, glucose, and peripheral vascular disease, and learned about nutrition and diet, diabetes, stress management, smoking cessation, and relaxation techniques.

Other events included exercise workshops, support group meetings, and educational lectures sponsored by Women’s Heart NY, a Mount Sinai Health System heart program.

 Mount Sinai Heart Celebrates National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 5, 2016

Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. 
Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why
this year we are asking that you wear red on National Wear Red Day® and Donate to Go Red For Woman. By doing so you help support educational programs to increase women’s awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health.