National Wear Red Day

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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On Friday, Linda Hummel and Joann Mathews hosted the 22nd Annual Wear Red Day at Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

Pam Ingram, a nurse practitioner at Regional Medical Center, was the guest speaker, Hummel said.

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“She’ll speak on women’s health. That’s what the purpose is,” Hummel said. 

That purpose is to teach women about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and bring community awareness to women’s health issues.

The event is a grassroots effort to educate, include and empower women to better understand the importance of heart health.

Heart disease kills more women in America than all cancers combined.

The American Heart Association recommends that women try to lower their stress levels, eat healthy and get more exercise.

Mathews, who works for Southern Care, has also participated in this event almost from the beginning.

“Linda and I do a lot of events together,” Mathews said.

The event was postponed during the COVID pandemic, and Mathews said she was glad to be able to host the Wear Red Day event in the hospital’s cafeteria again.

Around 20 people attended this year, all wearing something red in honor of the day and the mission.