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(Insert Date)

Dear (Insert Name of Television Media Representative/Medical Producer/Medical Reporter):

Heart disease is the #1 killer of American women. Unfortunately, only 56 percent of women know that heart disease is their leading cause of death and most fail to make the connection between its risk factors and their personal risk of developing heart disease.

In conjunction with The Heart Truth®, a nationwide program raising awareness about women and heart disease, (insert Organization name) is asking you to consider producing a three-part series on women's heart health. Your broadcast will send a clear message and go a long way in raising awareness and prompting action among your viewers.

The requested series could explore the following themes:

Part I: The Problem - An overview of the impact of heart disease on women

Part II: The Risk Factors - A look at heart disease risk factors and how they affect women

Part III: The Solution - A practical action plan women can follow to find out their heart disease risk and steps to lower it

The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress® as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women. The Red Dress®inspires women to take action to protect their heart health.

We urge you to embrace this issue and help us alert women to The Heart Truth. Media coverage has proven to help raise awareness among its audiences and motivate change. Please consider including a series on women's heart health to your news programming to raise awareness about this critical issue.

For more information on The Heart Truth program and to view the Red Dress Pin, visit

Please contact (insert contact name and information) to discuss the proposed series. Thank you in advance for your consideration.


cc: The Heart Truth Program
1111 19 th Street, NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Last Updated: July 10, 2014

The Heart Truth®, its logo, The Red Dress®, and Red Dress® are registered trademarks of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.