American Heart Month: Go Red for Women

American Heart Month: Go Red for Women

Awareness for Heart Disease in Women
Press Release from 'Go Red for Women' Committee:

The American Heart Association hosts its annual Go Red for Women Event in Northeast LA on February 13, 2014 at the West Monroe Convention Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Chairperson of the event is Alvina Thomas.  Members of the Go Red Executive Leadership team are Darian Atkins, LaRhae Brown, Linda Carter, Zelda Clark, Neta Ford, Glen Gibson, Alberta Green, Ann Hayward, Sharon McClain, Katherine Roberts, Patty Stewart, Brenda Tarver, Alvina Thomas and Janet White.

The annual event is part of the Go Red for Women movement that encourages local women to take charge of their heart health by making it a top priority so they can live stronger, longer lives.  “Go Red for Women’s mission is to help save lives by bringing a voice to the often silent and deadly disease. The Go Red for Women Annual Fundraiser event offers the opportunity to educate our community about heart disease and at the same time help to fund life-saving research and raise awareness of this preventable disease."

This year’s Go Red for Women event will be held at the West Monroe Convention Center, 901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe, Louisiana.  At 5:30 pm, the ticketed heart-healthy program begins with the stories of local women affected personally by heart disease. Guests are able to participate in the “Chance to Win” raffle, enjoy a survivor fashion show and be a part of a fun-filled evening to educate, motivate and inspire women in the community to GO RED!

 

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement uncovers the truth about heart disease – an often silent, hidden and misunderstood killer – so that all women can share the truth. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America today.  Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death for females and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability.  More than one in five females has some form of cardiovascular disease taking the lives of more than a half million women every year – more than the next FOUR causes of death combined.  Go Red Chairman, Alvina Thomas states, “Go Red for Women’s” mission is to help save lives by bringing a voice to the often silent and deadly disease. The Go Red for Women Annual Fundraiser event offers the opportunity to educate our community about heart disease and at the same time help to fund life-saving research and raise awareness of this preventable disease."

 

The Go Red for Women movement brings attention to the threat of heart disease to women while creating a call to action for all women to commit to living a heart healthy lifestyle. In LA, the American Heart Association has been a leader in this national campaign helping support an emotional, informative and inspirational atmosphere to encourage women to become champions of their own good health.

 

Tickets for the Northeast LA Go Red for Women luncheon program are $100 payable in advance. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 601.321.1210 or visit

http://nelagored.ahaevents.org/

 

Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck and sponsored locally by Glenwood Regional Medical Center.

 

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About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.  To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers-we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health.  To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org.

 

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