CINCINNATI—UC Health University Hospital and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine will host an on-campus event Friday, Feb. 5, to celebrate National Wear Red Day.
This event is being held as part of the Go Red for Women campaign to raise awareness about the nation’s No. 1 killer: heart disease.
Beginning at noon, a variety of activities will be held in the lobby of University Hospital, 234 Goodman St., and will move to the dining area of the CARE/Crawley building, located on Eden Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. These activities include:
- Free blood pressure checks in the University Hospital lobby.
- An opportunity to meet and get your photo taken with the UC Bearcat mascot. The UC Bearcat recently won the Capital One National Mascot of the Year award.
- A Go Red group photo at 12:15 p.m. for staff, faculty and students who wear red.
- A brown bag luncheon and discussion about women and heart disease at 12:30 p.m. in the CARE/Crawley dining area featuring Stephanie Dunlap, DO, a UC Health cardiologist, and patient Aimee Brown.
- Registration tables for the American Heart Association’s Mini-Marathon and Heart Walk, scheduled for March 28.
- Door prizes and heart-healthy treats.
“We are pleased to be holding an event to raise awareness about a disease as far reaching and serious as heart disease,” says Lee Ann Liska, executive director and senior vice president of University Hospital and this year's event chair of the Heart Mini-Marathon. “UC Health cardiologists have a mission to provide quality, individualized care to patients, but it starts with knowing your risks and the signs of heart disease.”
David Stern, MD, vice president for health affairs at UC and dean of the College of Medicine, says education is the key to saving lives.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the UC community and educate about the reality and dangers of heart disease,” he says. “Being aware is sometimes the difference between life and death.”
UC Health represents a collaborative partnership among the University of Cincinnati, University Hospital and University of Cincinnati Physicians.