Mrs. Laura Bush has been the ambassador for The Heart Truth campaign since Valentine's Day 2003. Since then, as part of her Women's
Health and Wellness Initiative, Mrs. Bush has been leading the Federal government's effort to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their
risk of heart disease.
She notes that "Like many women, I assumed heart disease was a man's disease and cancer was
what we would fear the most. Yet heart disease
kills more women in our country than all forms of cancer combined. When it comes to heart disease, education, prevention, and even a little red
dress can save lives."
A signature element of the Mrs. Bush's involvement with The Heart Truth is talking to women across the country at community hospital
events featuring the experiences of women living with heart disease. This personal outreach makes a difference. Media coverage surrounding Mrs. Bush's
visit to a Heart Truth hospital event in Kansas City, MO, is widely credited with saving the life of one woman who was prompted to go to the
hospital after experiencing symptoms of a heart attack.
Countless others have learned The Heart Truth through Mrs. Bush's numerous media interviews, including feature stories in Glamour, The
New York Times, Parade, People, The Washington Post, Woman's Day, and appearances on all the major network
morning shows. She also participated in the unveiling of The Heart Truth's First Ladies Red Dress Collection, which debuted in a special exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in May 2005.
To learn more about the Mrs. Bush's involvement with The Heart Truth, including transcripts of speeches and photography from related
events, visit her Web page at http://www.whitehouse.gov/firstlady/women.html.
Heart Truth Events
February 14 – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (New York, NY)
September 16 – St. Luke's Hospital (Kansas City, MO)
November 6 – Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (Norfolk, VA)
February 2 – The White House (Washington, DC)
February 4 – St. Joseph's Hospital (Savannah, GA)
February 4 – Baptist Hospital (Miami, FL)
February 9 – Olympus Fashion Week (New York, NY)
March 8 – American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session (New Orleans, LA)
March 23 – The Heart Truth Road Show (Chicago, IL)
July 15 – St. Vincent's Medical Center (Jacksonville, FL)
February 4 – Olympus Fashion Week (New York, NY)
May 12 – First Ladies Red Dress Collection at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC)
February 15 – Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC)
February 17 – Sister to Sister National Women's Heart Day (Washington, DC)
February 1 – Woman's Day Red Dress Awards (New York, NY)
February 2 – Women and Heart Disease Roundtable Conversation (New York, NY)
– Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (New York, NY)
February 28 – First Ladies Red Dress Collection at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (Simi Valley, CA)
May 14 – Women and Heart Disease Roundtable Conversation at the George Washington University Hospital (Washington, DC)
September 24 – Global Health and Literacy Luncheon (New York, NY)
February 1 – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (New York, New York)
February 11 – White House Reception honoring The Heart Truth (Washington, DC)