Why Is There a Red Dress on Sutter Medical Center? It’s for a Good Cause
SACRAMENTO – Drivers at night time on the Capital City Freeway in February are seeing a red dress illuminated on Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s Ose Adams Medical Pavilion in honor of American Heart Month.
Sutter Health in the Valley Area is a major sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red activities that draw attention to heart disease and stroke that take the lives of 1 in 3 women each year.
“This is a cause Sutter Health has supported for many years in the greater Sacramento area, and now we’re starting to make a big push beyond this region into Stockton and Modesto, so we hope it only continues to grow from here,” said Rick Harrell, regional service line executive for Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute and board chair for the Sacramento division of the American Heart Association. “Cardiovascular diseases kill about one woman every 80 seconds, and we want more women to be aware that this is their greatest health threat. We are truly thankful to see our communities embrace the Go Red For Women movement to raise awareness and help women live longer, healthier lives.”
In addition to lighting up red, Harrell said they are giving little red hats to all newborns in February as part of the American Heart Association’s “Little Hats, Big Hearts” campaign to raise awareness about the impact of congenital heart defects. Participating hospitals include Sutter Medical Center, Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Sutter Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
In the Valley Area, Sutter Health has the most comprehensive heart services available. Among the state-of-the-art services offered by physicians and hospitals, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is the only heart transplant center in Northern California outside the Bay Area. Sutter Medical Center is the only hospital in Northern California to be named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics.
In addition, there will be the National Wear Red Day Event and Macy’s Fashion Show at Arden Fair Mall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The fashion show will feature local survivors, doctors and nurses along with some of their children. The event is free to the public and will also include free health screenings provided by Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, a cooking demo from Seasons 52 with food samplings from Nordstrom Cafe. There will also be red lipstick matching provided by Macy’s, Hands-Only CPR trainings and a live musical performance by the Sacramento Theatre Company. The event will be emceed by Kennelia Stradwick of ABC10.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s. Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute is the proud local cause sponsor of Go Red For Women in Sacramento and Modesto. For more information, visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).
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