Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is supporting the American Heart Association and the Go Red For Women campaign to raise awareness of issues concerning women and heart disease and stroke. From February 6 to February 15, the lights that illuminate Graceland will cast a red glow on Elvis’ famous Memphis mansion. Enjoy the view on the GracelandCam at: http://elvis.com/graceland/vtour/gracecam.asp through February 15. The lighting of the facade will help raise awareness of Go Red For Women National Wear Red Day on February 6, a national day with its own dress code for wearing red in your own fashion while raising funds for the American Heart Association.
- Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – and men – in Memphis.
- Stroke is the No. 3 killer, and a leading cause of death and disability.
- February is American Heart Month.
- Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of more than 500,000 women each year - about a death a minute. That’s more lives than are claimed by the next five causes of death combined and nearly twice as many as claimed by all forms of cancer, including breast cancer.
- Most women believe that their biggest health threat is breast cancer.
- Misperceptions still exist that CVD is not a real problem for women.