In honor of American Heart Month and the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day, Regional Medical Center at Memphis employees came together to “Paint The MED Red” on February 3, 2012. Whether decked out in head to toe red attire, a “Go Red for Women” t-shirt or a red tie, lapel pin or head band, employees across the campus of Regional Medical Center wore red in support of the American Heart Association’s fight to end cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Leading up to “Paint The MED Red” Day, Regional Medical Center at Memphis hosted a series of heart healthy events for employees. Events included a lunch and learn series on fighting heart disease led by Food and Nutrition Services, and Executive Chef Eric Johnson led cooking demonstrations for heart healthy eating. Employees also took part in lunchercise events featuring kick boxing and zumba classes.
For the big finale, the hospital hosted a “Runway in Red” Fashion Show where employees modeled their best red attire in the cafeteria. Fashion categories included evening attire and “Sunday’s best.” The fashion show, and musical entertainment, was held in the cafeteria during lunch time and drew a standing room only crowd.
Heart disease affects a number of people in this community, but it is the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year. Regional Medical Center at Memphis is proud to be a partner with the American Heart Association in creating awareness of heart disease.