Friday, February 7 is Wear Red Day in Somerset and Pulaski County

January 31, 2014

With the stoke of a pen, Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler and Pulaski County Judge Executive Barty Bullock officially declared Friday, February 7 to be Wear Red Day® in Somerset and Pulaski County.

The annual national commemoration, which focuses on raising awareness of women’s heart disease, is celebrated with special Wear Red Day® activities locally.  On Friday, February 1, 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 7, at Somerset Mall from 10 a.m. – 2 pm. 

Some forty community partners will join the hospital at the event, providing information on healthy lifestyles , home care,  relaxation, and heart health.  In addition, there will be hand massages, free nail painting, heart-healthy  refreshments, and a number of free health screenings. 

Cardiac specialists will be on hand, as their schedules allow, to meet attendees and to answer questions.

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.

PHOTO: Members of the Wear Red Day planning committee from Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (LCRH) and community partners  joined Pulaski County Judge Executive Barty Bullock (left) and Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler (right) as they signed a Proclamation declaring Friday, February 7, as Wear Red Day in Somerset and Pulaski County. 

Pictured left to right  - row 1 - are: Teresa Hittson, RN, and Dana Blakley (Intrepid Home Health), Fran Treado  (LCRH), Kim Eaton  (BHCS- Dr. Thannoli), Crystal Cox (LCRH), Bridget Gastineau, CMA (Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates), Patricia Burton (Lake Cumberland District Health Department), Arlene Mofield, Melissa Lancaster, and Susan Ramsey Wilson (LCRH). 

Back row: Sheila Chaney, RN. (Intrepid), Jana Coomer (LCRH), Tiffany Bourne (Pulaski County Government), Melissa Johnson, APRN (LCRH), Edith Lovett (Pulaski County Extension Office), Rita Curry (Pulaski County Government), Christy Lewis (Lifeline Home Health), John Davis (Intrepid Home Health), Lilla Cook (Baptist Cardiology – Dr. Cameron).

The proclamation encourages everyone to wear red on Friday, February 7, to help raise awareness of women’s heart disease.