Wednesday, February 02, 2011
WHAT: Mayo Clinic will "go red" to celebrate National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Joining in the efforts across the country, Mayo Clinic invites everyone to wear red and show support for women's heart disease awareness. National Wear Red Day was launched by The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign that warns women about heart disease and risk factors. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and the red dress is symbolic of the campaign's efforts. In 2005, Mayor Ardell Brede established the first week in February as the City of Rochester Women's Health Week.
WHEN: 11 to 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 Saint Marys Hospital Francis Main Floor Lobby. Following the performance, a group photo will be taken of staff and community members wearing red.
Noon to 12:45 p.m.: Belau and Rohde will continue the musical performance in the Gonda Building's Landow Atrium.
12:05 p.m.: Back by popular demand, Laugh Lady Mary Pierce will present "A Joyful Heart" in Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building and will be broadcast in Saint Marys Hospital location Joseph M-59. Pierce, an inspirational and humorous speaker, spreads her messages through laughter and learning, and invites audiences to enjoy a presentation filled with comic relief and messages of hope and encouragement. A drawing for heart-health related door prizes will be held in Geffen Auditorium and Joseph M-59 following the performance.
12:45 p.m.: Mayor Brede will announce the first Friday of February to be "Wear Red Day" for the City of Rochester and surrounding community for heart health awareness in the Landow Atrium, Gonda Building.
12:50 p.m.: Group photo of employees and community members wearing red clothing and red dress pins on the Gonda Lobby stairway.
WHERE: Saint Marys Hospital – Francis Main Floor Lobby and Joseph M-59 Gonda Building – Landow Atrium and Geffen Auditorium
WHO: Mary Pierce, motivational speaker Mayo Clinic staff and community members wearing red
Speakers will be available for interviews immediately prior to the program or following the group photo.
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