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Millersville Dresses Red

The University is once again hosting the Dress Red Luncheon to raise awareness about women’s heart health.

“Millersville University serves as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally by hosting its annual Dress Red Luncheon,” says Dr. Julie Lombardi, associate professor of wellness and sport sciences. 

This year’s Dress Red Luncheon will be held on Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Lehr Dining Room located in Gordinier Hall. All Millersville University employees are invited to attend the Dress Red Luncheon. 

The event will be headlined by guest speaker Dr. Susan Moyer, a registered nurse, certified nurse educator and assistant professor in the Wehrheim School of Nursing at Millersville University. Moyer has been a registered nurse for 22 years and a nurse educator for 16 years. 

The price for a ticket is $10, and the buffet menu includes teriyaki marinated flank steak, herb-crusted tilapia, orange basil chicken, stuffed shells with marinara sauce, tossed salad, arborio rice with garlic/cilantro, roasted vegetable medley and dessert. 

“Dr. Ginny Palmer, professor emeritus of nursing, began the Red Dress event many years ago,” says Lombardi. 

“The event was originally called Red Dress, but the name has since changed to Dress Red,” says Lombardi. “We changed it from Red Dress Luncheon to Dress Red Luncheon to be more inclusive.” 

“The Dress Red Luncheon is an annual event held by the Millersville University Employee Wellness Committee, held in conjunction with Go Red for Women, a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness,” says Lombardi. 

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) introduced the red dress as a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness, and the American Heart Association

adopted this symbol to create synergy among all organizations committed to fighting this cause.  

The AHA encourages people to wear red on the first Friday of February every year, which is known as National Wear Red Day. This day is meant to raise awareness around heart disease and its impact on women in the United States.  

Tickets for the Dress Red event can be purchased by clicking here.  

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