ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic will "go red" to celebrate National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 1. Mayo Clinic invites everyone to wear red to raise awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States.
WHO: Sharon Mulvagh, M.D., cardiologist and director, Women's Heart Clinic, Mayo Clinic
Amy Pollak, M.D., cardiologist, Women's Heart Clinic, Mayo Clinic
Patricia Simmons, M.D., executive medical director of health policy, Mayo Clinic
WHAT: National Wear Red Day
WHERE: Saint Marys Hospital — Francis Main Floor
Lobby and Joseph M-59
1216 2nd Street SW
Gonda Building – Landow Atrium and Geffen Auditorium
WHEN: 11-11:20 a.m.: Enjoy heart-themed music in the Saint Marys Hospital Francis Lobby. Following the performance, a group photo will be taken of staff and community members wearing red.
11:30 a.m.-noon: Join us in Joseph M-59 for a heart-healthy cooking demonstration provided by Executive Chef Travis Pearce, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center; taste samples, get recipes and learn heart-healthy living tips from Pearce, our dietetic staff and Dr. Pollak.
Noon-1 p.m.: Jane Belau and Bruce Rohde will perform heart-themed music in Landow Atrium.
Noon-12:40 p.m.: Join us in Geffen Auditorium for heart-healthy cooking demonstrations provided by Executive Chef Tim Cockram, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center; taste samples, get recipes and learn heart-healthy living tips from Cockram, our dietetic staff and Drs. Simmons and Mulvagh.
12:45 p.m.: Group photo of employees and community members wearing red clothing and red dress pins on the Gonda Lobby stairway.
Speakers will be available for interviews immediately prior to the program or following the group photo.
NOTE: Members of the media should RSVP to Traci Klein at 507-284-5005.