Heart health focus of ‘Go Red’ luncheon

Go RedThe American Heart Association hosts its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon in Fayetteville on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Fayetteville- Lincoln County Museum beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

Chairperson of the event is Mary Beth Seals of the Lincoln County Health System. Barbara Brown from St. Thomas Heart will be the keynote speaker.

The luncheon 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. 

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.

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 Tennessee, 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.

Seats for the Go Red For Women luncheon are still available. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 438-7620 or email Mary Beth Seals at marybeth.seals@lchealthsystem.com

Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck and sponsored locally by The American Heart Association and the Lincoln County Health System.

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 in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org.

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:40 am