Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital Call for Red Scarves in Support of Women’s Heart Health

CHILLICOTHE, MO – More women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events are preventable with education and lifestyle changes. Annually, the month of February is designated National Heart Month.

While the red dress promotes awareness about women’s heart disease, the red scarf symbolizes lifelines for women as a reminder that they are not alone in their battle with heart disease. The red scarf offers comfort, support, and encouragement for women with heart disease and becomes part of their healing journey.  

In preparation for National Heart Month, February 2024, Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe and Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, in collaboration with the Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center, is asking members of the community to help create red scarves to be distributed at various locations throughout Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital. Scarves should be 5-8 inches wide, 48-60 inches long, and red. They can be knitted, crocheted, or handmade via other methods. Make a difference in these women's lives and help them celebrate Heart Month in style.

Upon completing the scarves, please send or bring them to the main hospital entrances at Hedrick Medical Center or Wright Memorial Hospital. Please include your name and phone number with your red scarf. All persons who donate a scarf by January 31 will be entered into a drawing for a gift. For questions or more information, please call 660-214-8329.

Hedrick Medical Center is a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 14 area hospitals and campuses and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.