NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., was honored to attend the September 24th Global Health and Literacy Luncheon hosted by then First Lady Laura Bush in New York. Invited guests were spouses of world leaders attending the 62nd United Nations General Assembly. Mrs. Bush acknowledged the importance of NHLBI's Heart Truth® campaign to raise women's awareness about heart disease. "Through the 'Heart Truth'® campaign, the U.S. government, media organizations, and the fashion industry have joined to raise public awareness of this disease . . . Nothing draws attention like a red dress, so this is the Heart Truth's® symbol. Over the last five years, women have come to recognize that little red dress. They're reminded to pay attention to the symptoms of heart disease." Mrs. Bush, who serves as ambassador for the Heart Truth® campaign, called upon the world’s first ladies and other dignified guests to pick up a red dress pin after the luncheon and "join the campaign to tell the 'Heart Truth®.'"
Learn more about the NHLBI's Heart Truth campaign.