The American Heart Association is proud to announce it will host its eighth annual Western Massachusetts Go Red For Women Luncheon on Feb. 24. Over 300 are expected to attend the luncheon taking place at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.
The benefit luncheon will kick off with registration at 10 a.m. followed by a wellness showcase, inspiring survivor stories and a panel discussion featuring local cardiologists and health experts.
Today, one in three females in the United States have some form of cardiovascular disease, but only 21 percent of women view heart disease as a health threat. And although cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more than 460,000 women nationally each year causing almost one death per minute – it is preventable through education and research. The Go Red For Women luncheon is designed to empower women with the information, education and awareness needed to help reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.
Serving as chair of the Go Red For Women Luncheon is Andrea Shusko, Practice Manager at Pioneer Valley Cardiology. Shusko will lead recruitment efforts of volunteers, survivors, and business leaders to help raise over $200,000. Funds raised will go toward research and education to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke in Massachusetts.
Women from all walks of life are encouraged to attend the Western Massachusetts Go Red For Women Luncheon and learn how to take charge of their heart health. For more information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets, call Go Red For Women Luncheon Director Traci Heath at 413-262-3223 or go to wmassgored.ahaevents.org. Find out more about the Go Red For Women movement and heart healthy living at www.goredforwomen.org or call 1-888-MYHEART.