Red Dress Sundays
Open to all Charleston-area churches & houses of worship
Sundays in February
Red Dress Sunday began in February 2005 with three African-American and Latino churches in Baltimore. It has grown to include more than 180 places of worship in Maryland, Florida, Georgia, and Delaware. In 2019, we brought it to Charleston, South Carolina!
Protect your members
Heart disease is the # 1 cause of death among women, yet most women don’t know about the threat. We're committed to raising their awareness! Our goal for this event is to ensure Charleston's women know about heart disease — how to recognize symptoms, how to treat it, and most importantly, how to prevent it in the first place.
In 2019, this inaugural month-long event took place at multiple houses of worship across Charleston on a Sunday in February as chosen by each church. Participants wore red to bring attention to heart disease as they learned about risk factors and more... plus they came away with materials showing them how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
We thank these 20 churches across the Charleston region for taking
part in our inaugural 2019 #RedDressSundays and gospel concert finale!
They helped protect the women in their congregations from heart disease:
First Baptist of James Island | Folly Road Church of Christ | Friendship AME Church | Greater St. Peter’s Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith | Holy Light Miracle Temple | Greater St. Luke AME Church | Jerusalem Baptist Church | Lovely Mountain Baptist Church | Morris Street Baptist Church | Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church | Mount Olivet Reformed Episcopal Church | Mount Zion AME Church | Nazareth Reformed Episcopal Church | New Home Missionary Baptist Church | Revelation Church of Word and Deed | Royal Missionary Baptist Church | St. Andrew’s Mission Church | Summerville Miracle Revival Center | Trinity Holiness Church | Wesley United Methodist Church of Ladson
We thank Charleston's first lady Sandy Tecklenburg for serving as honorary #RedDressSundays chairperson, and Mayor Tecklenburg for his support and
presentation at Greater St. Luke AME Church's Red Dress Sunday.
We're also grateful to our 2019 #RedDressSundays sponsors!