Red Dress Sunday began in February 2005 with three African-American and Latino churches in Baltimore. It has grown to include more than 180 places of worship in Maryland, Florida, Georgia, and Delaware. Now The Medi, MHDG's nonprofit arm, has brought it to Charleston, South Carolina!
Heart disease is the # 1 cause of death among women, yet most women don’t know about the threat. We're committed to raising their awareness! The Medi's goal for this inaugural event is to ensure Charleston's women know about heart disease — how to recognize symptoms, how to treat it, and most importantly, how to prevent it in the first place.
The month-long event will take place at multiple houses of worship across Charleston on a Sunday in February as chosen by each church. Participants will wear red to bring attention to heart disease and learn about risk factors and more... plus they will come away with materials showing them how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
The event, which has City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg's and first lady Sandy Tecklenburg's support, has already made the news in two Charleston-area publications: The Charleston Chronicle and LowcountryBizSC. The Medi's executive director will also talk about the event on WCSC CBS TV news program Bounce Around Charleston this week.