Red Day September 2 Raises Awareness about Heart Disease in Women

September 1st, 2016

Pre-Surgical Clinic staff wear red to mark Red Day.

Pre-Surgical Clinic staff at St. Mary’s get their red on for Red Day Friday.

Every year, heart disease kills nearly 23,000 women in Canada — more than the top five cancers combined. To raise awareness about heart disease in women, St. Mary’s invites you participate in Red Day, September 2.

Red Day started in 2013 as a partnership between St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation and the Manulife LPGA Classic, with players, spectators and volunteers asked to wear red. This year, approximately 50 workplaces in the Waterloo Region are joining the Red Day celebration.

St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre is the charity partner for the LPGA Classic which runs until September 4 at Whistlebear Golf Club in Cambridge. Proceeds will go toward establishing an arrhythmia program at St. Mary’s.

Click on the links below to read patient Lisa Schneider’s story about a surviving a major heart attack at age 43, thanks to quick access to cardiac services at St. Mary’s.