Friday, February 2 is Wear Red Day in Somerset and Pulaski County

February 8, 2018

Friday, February 2 is Wear Red Day in Somerset and Pulaski County

Pulaski County Judge Steve Kelley and Somerset City Clerk Nick Bradley have officially declared Friday, February 2 to be Wear Red Day® in Somerset and Pulaski County with a proclamation signed on Tuesday.  The annual national commemoration, which focuses on raising awareness of women’s heart disease, is celebrated with special Wear Red Day® activities locally. 

On Wear Red Day, everyone is encouraged to put on their favorite red shirt, tie, sweater, dress or pants as a visible reminder to take better care of our hearts.  Schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities all across the area are joining in the commemoration.

In keeping with the goal of raising awareness about heart disease – especially women’s heart disease - Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (LCRH) is organizing a special Wear Red Day® event on Friday, February 2, at Somerset Mall from 10 a.m. – 2 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.

Some forty community partners will join the hospital at the event, providing information on healthy lifestyles, in-home care, relaxation, nutrition, heart health and community services.  In addition, there will be hand massages, free nail painting, and refreshments.  Attendees can also take advantage of a number of free health screenings and can even learn how to perform hands-only CPR at the event.

In addition, the Mall’s Center Court will be alive with activities, beginning with BINGO at 11:00, a Red Costume-Making Contest at 12:00 noon and a Cake Walk at 1:00 and door prize drawing.

All women - and the men who care about them - are encouraged to attend this free event.  The first fifty female heart disease survivors in attendance will be recognized.

For more information about Wear Red Day®, or to learn how you can be involved in raising awareness about women’s heart disease, please contact Susan Ramsey Wilson at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (606-678-3264) or susan.wilson@lpnt.net.

The proclamation encourages everyone to wear red on Friday, February 5, to help raise awareness of women’s heart disease.

Members of the Wear Red Day planning committee from Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (LCRH) and several community partners joined Pulaski County Judge Steve Kelley and Somerset City Clerk Nick Bradley as they signed a Proclamation declaring Friday, February 5, as Wear Red Day® in Somerset and Pulaski County. 
 
 In addition to the Judge (center left) and City Clerk are (row 1 l to r): Susan Ramsey Wilson (LCRH), Michelle Lanigan (Dr. Mckinney), Sharon Byrd (Hospice), Brittany Gossett (Cardiothoracic Surgical Assoc.), Marla Williams (Hospice), Patricia Burton, (Lake Cumberland District Health Dept.), Nancy Whitis (Somerset-Pulaski Co. EMS), Arlene Mofield (LCRH). (row 2): Crissy Miller (Dr. McKinney), Katrina Mounce (LCRH), Melissa Lancaster (LCRH), Jennifer Gover (Cardiothoracic Surgical Assoc.), Christy Lewis (Lifeline Home Health), Tim Bess (LCRH CEO), Edith Lovett (Pulaski County Extension Office) and Lilla Cook (Baptist Cardiology – Dr. Cameron), Fran Treado (LCRH).