Mount Pleasant, SC (WCBD): Heart Health Awareness was the message over the weekend as ‘Red Dress Sunday’ got its official South Carolina kickoff at the Greater Saint Luke AME church in Charleston.
Reverend Dr. Krystal Sears was joined by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and a host of doctors and medical professionals spreading the word about maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle.
In the coming weeks, multiple houses of worship in the area will be encouraging their congregations to wear read, bringing attention to heart disease. They’ll also learn about risk factors, ways to live a heart-healthy lifestyle and more.
Rev. Sears says being the first to hold the event means a lot to the church’s congregation.
Red Dress Sunday began in February 2005 with 3 African-American and Latino churches in Baltimore. It has since grown to include more than 180 places of worship in Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Delaware and now South Carolina.