The day is in support of St. Mary's General Hospital cardiac care.
Susan Dusick is the CEO of the St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation and tells 570 NEWS the campaign goes virtual this year but, "that doesn't mean people can't share their red, wear their red."
She says today is about raising awareness about heart health and raising some important heart care dollars for our regional cardiac care centre.
It comes with some generous matching thanks to Manulife. Manulife is matching donations of up to $200,000 dollars.
Dusick says not only does the hospital serve as our regional cardiac care centre, it looks after other communities too - serving 28 other feeder hospitals.
Dusick says, "St. Mary's serves the largest geography of any of the cardiac centres in Ontario. We're not only caring for Waterloo Region but we're caring for so many other hearts".
Share your red using the hash tag #RedDAYFriday.
❤️ Welcome to #RedDAYFriday in support of @SMGHF and our regional cardiac care centre. I’m wearing my Red today thankful for the great ❤️ care we get right here in WR and the care given to other local community heart patients. Show your Red today too! pic.twitter.com/ILLbAYvWdo— Lisa Drew (@lisadrewradio) June 11, 2021
Check out Ajay's red kicks! So many great pledges added to the RedDAY wall this week. St. Mary's Hospital staff and patients alike are helping to raise awareness for heart health in support of St. Mary's Cardiac Care Centre. Way to go, Ajay! #kitchener #waterloo #reddayfriday pic.twitter.com/VriJXa5IEV— St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation (@SMGHF) June 10, 2021
#RedDAYFriday is HERE! Tune in to @570NEWS 9am – 12 to catch St. Mary’s staff, physicians & patients talk about #hearthealth for RedDAY, pres. by @Manulife in support of St. Mary's Cardiac Care Centre. Listen LIVE @ https://t.co/koma5zEp6P or on your radio player app. #Kitchener pic.twitter.com/NBJoMsAEld— St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation (@SMGHF) June 11, 2021