|The Heart Truth Road Show Travels to Washington, DC
Free Heart Disease Risk Factor Screenings Available
The Heart Truth Road Show, a traveling
women’s heart health exhibit designed to bring heart health
education and screenings to women across the country, stops
in Washington, DC May 14-16. Celebrating National Women's
Health Week, the exhibit offers information about heart
disease and its risk factors.
Free heart disease risk factor screenings will be available,
including tests for:
- High Blood Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index
On display will be six designer red dresses from The
Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Shows,
held each February in New York at Fashion Week. A few
of the designs, as worn by celebrities at the fashion
shows, include: Diane von Furstenberg, worn by talk show
host Kelly Ripa; Carmen Marc Valvo worn by singer Lee
Ann Womack; and Narciso Rodriguez, worn by actress Lauren
The Heart Truth is a national campaign for women
about heart disease, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung,
and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes
of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS). NHLBI created and launched the Red Dress as the
national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.
Coupled with the slogan “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What
You Wear — It’s the #1 Killer of Women,” the Red
Dress delivers a serious and urgent wake-up call to American
||The Heart Truth is that one in four
women die of heart disease. An astonishing 80 percent of
midlife women (ages 40 to 60) have one or more risk factors
for heart disease. Women can control certain risk factors,
such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes,
smoking, being overweight or obese, and being physically
inactive.. The seminar will be held on the Dana-Farber
||NHLBI, with funding from the HHS Office on
Women’s Health, created The Heart Truth Road Show
to raise awareness about women and heart disease.
||Monday, May 14, 2007 — Wednesday, May
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
||Union Station (located in the West Hall)
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE; Washington, DC
Media only inquiries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jessica Ansley at 202-729-4126/mobile: 202-725-8140.
For more information, visit www.hearttruth.gov; http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/.
To access camera-ready artwork, as well as photography and other creative
materials for The Heart Truth campaign, visit http://hearttruth.ogilvypr.com.
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung,
and Blood Institute (NHLBI) plans, conducts, and supports research related
to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel,
lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders. The Institute also administers
national health education campaigns on women and heart disease, healthy
weight for children, and other topics. NHLBI press releases and other
materials are available online at: www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical
Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and
is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic,
clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the
causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For
more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.