Tri County Go Red For Women Luncheon

  • Updated:Jul 10,2014

Where:

West Hills Country Club
121 Golf Links Road
Middletown, New York, 10940
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When:

Starts:Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:00 AM
Ends:Thu, 30 Oct 2014 2:00:00 PM

Fight women's #1 killer -- heart disease by attending our annual Go Red For Women Luncheon.

GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON
Thursday, October 30, 2014
West Hills Country Club
121 Golf Links Road, Middletown, NY 10940
For tickets and event information, visit: http://tricountygored.heart.org

About Go Red For Women:

The American Heart Association Go Red For Women national movement that raises women’s awareness of their risk of heart disease and stroke. This movement helps women learn and take action to reduce their personal risk for heart disease and stroke – the No. 1 and No. 3killer of women in this country over the age of 25.

In February 2004, the American Heart Association launched the Go Red For Women campaign with the primary goal to educate women that heart disease and stroke are their leading cause of death, this fact most women still do not take to heart.

In 2013, American Heart Association celebrated the 10th anniversary year of the Go Red For Women cause to wipe out heart disease and stroke in women.

Revenues from local and national Go Red For Women activities are used to support awareness, education and community programs to help women learn about and lower their risk of heart disease. Funds are also allocated toward research that impacts women, including studies on heart disease in women. Educational materials are available to healthcare providers that can be used to inform women. All Go Red activities and funds help women learn to live longer and stronger lives.


Some of the components of the Go Red For Women movement include:
 
        NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY (February 4, 2015) The American Heart Association encourages women to wear red. Show the world you passionately support Go Red For Women, the movement to improve women’s heart health and save lives.
 
        KNOW YOUR RISK. TAKE THE GO RED HEART CHECKUP: Women must take action to prevent heart disease. That is why the AHA developed the Go Red Heart CheckUp, an online tool that provides a 10-year, personal heart disease risk assessment. The CheckUp is available at www.goredforwomen.org. Since its genesis in 2007, more than 500,000 women have used the CheckUp.
 
        THE RED DRESS PIN: Millions of Americans have added the red dress pin to their wardrobe to support the women and heart disease movement.
 
        Learn more at www.goredforwomen.org

 
General Heart Disease and stroke facts about women:
  • One in three female in the United States has some form of cardiovascular disease.
  • 64 % of women who died suddenly of heart disease had no previous symptoms.
  • At age 40 and older, 24 % of women who have an initial stroke die within a year.
 
For more information contact:
Gia McCormack & Jamie Hritz
845-905-2127 & 845-905-2134
gia.mccormack@heart.org & jamie.hritz@heart.org