Women to ‘GO RED’ on the Lakeshore

Women with pink heart cutouts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Women are strong. We are smart. We solve problems. Women can do anything men can do. And, there are some things we’re even better at – dying of heart disease and stroke. Want to join us in breaking barriers?

It’s not just a man’s disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure.

So the American Heart Association is adding a new event to the area to give a voice to women on the subject of heart disease and stroke. The Muskegon/Lakeshore Go Red For Women event will be Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at WaterMark 920. The event Co-Chairs are Kiesha Guy and Annie Harris.

We have a terrific Leadership Team in Muskegon who are working hard on this new event,” said Cindy Bouma, communications director for the American Heart Association in West Michigan.  “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease until it’s too late, which is why heart disease has been called the silent killer.”

Go Red For Women events have been wildly popular in West Michigan and the American Heart Association is expanding the program.  Guests will experience the Purse-inalities Silent auction, experience networking, and hear from those who have a passion for this issue. For more information and tickets, please visit www.MuskegonGoRed.Heart.org

The National Sponsor is Macy’s and the local Presenting Sponsor is Mercy Health.  #AHAMuskegon

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