Go Red and Have a Healthier Heart: Annual American Heart Association fundraiser in Linn County focuses on helping women prevent their No. 1 cause of death – heart disease.
Cedar Rapids, October 25, 2011 – More women die of heart disease than any other cause of death – including breast cancer. But, that doesn’t have to be the case, reminds the American Heart Association.
“Women who ‘Go Red’ are more likely to make healthier choices,” explains Kay Driscoll, chairwoman of the Go Red For Women® Luncheon on November 18. “Fifty percent of women in our movement have increased the amount of time they exercise and one-third have discussed plans for a healthier future with their doctors.”
The luncheon, held at the Kirkwood Center on Friday, November 18, will include a lively silent auction, vendor fair, Go Red Diva Spa and educational breakout sessions. The lunch-time program features survivor speakers and keynote speaker, Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nauslar who has spent forty years promoting the benefits of healthy and active living and is considered one of the nation's most vocal personalities on issues of physical activity.
The annual event, sponsored by St. Luke’s Hospital, Schneider Electric and the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center, draws more than 500 women and men passionate about ending heart disease and stroke and aims to raise $130,000 to further the American Heart Association’s goal of reducing deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20% by 2020 while improving the lives of all Americans by 20% by 2020 as well. These goals will be achieved through a combination of prevention and research into life-saving techniques.
- 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Friday, November 18th
- The Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids
- Tickets available for $45
- Call 319-378-1763 or email email@example.com for details and registration