Going Red

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This is one thing you don’t want to find yourself being No. 1 at: heart disease.

The facts, as presented by goredforwomen.org:

  • Only 1 in 5 American women think heart disease is her greatest health threat.
  • Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute.
  • African American women are disproportionally affected by heart disease, leading the death rate regardless of age.
  • Heart disease is linked to dementia in women.

It’s time to learn the facts, support the cause and “Think Heart – Think Health.”

The GLAC Goes Red Heart Disease Awareness and Evening of HeARTISY in Poetry runs from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the  historic Lansing Board of Water and Light REO Town Depot on Washington Avenue in Lansing.

GLAC Goes Red is an annual event hosted by the Greater Lansing Area Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc.

Featured poets include Noirr, Suban Nur Cooley, Dee Freeman and Diane Garden. The evening’s keynote speaker is Dr. Ronald Bishop. Guests will enjoy sparkling nonalcoholic libations with light hors d’oeuvres and door prizes.

Proceeds go to WomenHeart to help improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease and to advocate for their benefit.

Donations are accepted as entry to the event. RSVP by calling (517) 485-7519 or send an email to events4GLAC@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Tags: Go Red for women, heart health

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