For the 10th consecutive year, Saint Agnes Hospital is partnering with congregations across Baltimore to offer Red Dress Sunday, a faith-based initiative that strives to educate women about the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and the steps that can be taken to live a heart healthy life.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Saint Agnes cardiovascular experts will be speaking at the media church, Bethel AME, as will a Bethel member who will be sharing her personal experience with heart disease.

More than 130 local churches will participate in the effort, Feb. 9, giving thousands of women, who will dress in red to symbolize their commitment, the information and tools they need to understand and minimize their risks.??

Services at Bethel AME Church, 1300 Druid Hill Avenue in Baltimore begin with a VIP reception at 9 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:45 a.m. and a health fair immediately following at 11:30 a.m.