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2007-12-28 / Front Page

Red Dress Campaign successful in alerting women to dangers of heart disease

Photo and story contributed by Providence Hospitals

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals CEO and President Sister Judith Ann Karam (l) and Providence Hospital Heart Beat host Heather Hoopes- Matthews mingle during the Red Dress Ambassador Holiday Reception at Providence Heart Institute. Providence Hospital Institute developed the Red Dress Campaign to alert women to the dangers of heart disease. Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals CEO and President Sister Judith Ann Karam (l) and Providence Hospital Heart Beat host Heather Hoopes- Matthews mingle during the Red Dress Ambassador Holiday Reception at Providence Heart Institute. Providence Hospital Institute developed the Red Dress Campaign to alert women to the dangers of heart disease. Providence Heart Institute developed the Red Dress Campaign to alert women to the dangers of heart disease. The campaign uses the visual of a red dress to help communicate that heart disease is not just a man's disease- it's the number one cause of death among women. The American Heart Association estimates that heart disease kills 500,000 women in the U.S. each year, compared to 42,000 killed by breast cancer. Yet many women don't perceive heart disease as their greatest health threat.

The Red Dress Campaign complements the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's nationwide public awareness campaign that uses a red dress as the centerpiece of its program.

For questions or comments, call us (803) 256-5460, or email at info@provhosp.com. Providence Heart Institute is one of three entities that comprise Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, a not- for- profit 322- bed organization owned by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine (CSA) Health System.

Red Dress Ambassadors Lou Sutton Noland of Columbia (l ) and Jennie Ard, a registered nurse at Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals pose for a quick picture during the Red Dress Ambassador Holiday Reception at Providence Heart Institute. The Red Dress Campaign uses the visual of a red dress to help communicate that heart disease is not just a man's disease; it's the number one cause of death among women. Red Dress Ambassadors Lou Sutton Noland of Columbia (l ) and Jennie Ard, a registered nurse at Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals pose for a quick picture during the Red Dress Ambassador Holiday Reception at Providence Heart Institute. The Red Dress Campaign uses the visual of a red dress to help communicate that heart disease is not just a man's disease; it's the number one cause of death among women.

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