8 February 2019
Going Red for Women
On average, adults in the US have hearts that are seven years older than they should be. Heart disease—the leading cause of death in the US—doesn’t just happen to older adults. To raise awareness, the American Heart Association has chosen February as American Heart Month to promote healthy lifestyle choices and making changes to improve the health of your heart. And to raise awareness among women, fifteen years ago the American Heart Association began the Go Red For Women campaign. Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. Visit https://www.heart.org/ to learn more.
Our MHL ladies wore red on 2/8/19 in support of women’s heart health, and some of them attended the Go Red for Women luncheon in Toledo. The luncheon serves as the cornerstone event of the movement in local communities. This empowering event focused on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness, and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives.