• Mayo Clinic to Celebrate National Wear Red Day on Feb. 3

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic will "go red" to celebrate National Wear Red Day on Fri., Feb. 3. Joining in the efforts across the country, Mayo Clinic invites everyone to wear red for heart disease awareness, which is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Shirley Weis, Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic
Rekha Mankad, M.D., Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic

National Wear Red Day

Reporters meet at Mayo Clinic Gonda Building
100 Third Avenue SW, Rochester, street level, information desk

12-12:10 p.m.: Event opens with Sen. Klobuchar, the first woman elected to represent Minnesota in the United States Senate.

12:10-12:15 p.m.: A group photo of employees and community members wearing red on the Gonda Building stairway.

12:20-1:00 p.m.: A panel of women heart disease survivors will discuss their personal journeys in Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building, subway level. Moderated by Vivien Williams, this session will also include speakers Weis and Dr. Mankad.

NOTE: Members of the media should RSVP to Bryan Anderson at 507-284-5005.

Media Contact: Bryan Anderson, 507-284-5005 (days), newsbureau@mayo.edu


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