Tuesday, February 02, 2010
WHAT: Mayo Clinic will celebrate National Wear Red Day, when people nationwide wear red to support women's heart disease awareness. In 2003, the Heart Truth — a national awareness campaign about heart disease — introduced the red dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease. In 2005, Mayor Ardell Brede established the first week in February as the City of Rochester Women's Health Week to increase awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.
WHEN: 11–11:30 a.m.: Jane Belau and Bruce Rohde will perform heart-themed music with "Dueling Hands," two sets of hands on one piano, in the Mayo Clinic — Saint Marys Hospital Francis Main Lobby. A group photo of staff and community members wearing red clothing and red dress pins will follow.
Noon–12:45 p.m.: Belau and Rohde will continue the musical fun in the Gonda Building's Landow Atrium.
WHO: 12:05 p.m.: Program introduction by Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D, director of the Mayo Clinic Women's Heart Clinic, in Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building subway level, adjacent to Landow Auditorium. Presentation by Mary Pierce, a humorous and motivational speaker who reaches audiences with lighthearted yet meaningful messages of women's health and wellness. Raffle of Swarovski Red Dress pins and other items immediately following program.
12:50 p.m.: Group photo of employees and community members wearing red clothing and red dress pins on Gonda lobby stairway.
WHERE: Saint Marys Hospital — Francis Main Lobby
Gonda Building — Landow Atrium and Geffen Auditorium
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