Thursday, January 20, 2011
A move to raise awareness of heart disease among women is again the focus this year of a "National Wear Red Day" event at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Planned for Monday, Feb. 7, at noon, the idea is to have people wear red and pose for a picture together in front of Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Hospital employees and the general public are invited to participate. A suggested donation of $5 to the American Heart Association is requested for those participating in the photo.
In addition, the Daily Sun News will make a $1 donation to the American Heart Association for every person in the photo.
Hospital spokesman Tom Lathen said 90 people participated in last year's "wear red" photo, with a total of $1,000 raised for the American Heart Association.
The first "wear red" event here in 2004 had 20 participants.
This year's "wear red" event doesn't stop with the photo, though, as a free lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. in the hospital dining room for the first 40 people who reserve spots.
Lathen said reservations are still available for those interested in the free lunch.
During the luncheon Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine physician Dr. Katheryn Norris will speak about heart disease, the number one killer of women each year.
The luncheon program is available to both hospital employees and the general public.
For more information about the "wear red" photo or to reserve a seat for the luncheon, call the hospital at 837-1651.