About 30 MTSU Health Services staff and administrators and members of the Raider Health Corps wore the color red at work Friday, Feb. 7, in observance of the American Heart Association National Wear Red Day.
For the second consecutive year, the Health Services crew donned red apparel to help raise awareness of the fight against heart disease in women. Health Services is located in the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center.
“Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in women and in men, too, and we need to raise awareness about this,” said Ryan Williamson, an MTSU senior community and public health major from Washington, D.C., who also is a Raider Health Corps leader. “I’m just thankful we were able to show our support and thankful Mr. (Rick) Chapman invited us (Raider Health Corps) to be a part of it.”
Chapman serves as director of Health Services. He and Maureen Nokes, who is Health Services director of nursing, coordinated their department’s involvement with the Go Red for Women/National Wear Red Day.
To learn more about the national movement, visit http://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)