Go Red for Women Luncheon held at The DECC

The luncheon will feature words from local survivors and volunteers.

DULUTH, Minn.- Almost half of all American women over the age of twenty have some form of cardiovascular disease, making it the number one killer of all women in our country.  But, health experts know shedding light on the issue and taking precautionary measures can help.

Northland Go Red for Women does just that. The movement helps to educate women about heart disease so they are more aware of the signs to look for and also to motivate them to take better care of their heart health.  The organization is holding its annual luncheon tomorrow at the DECC with words from local survivors and volunteers.

American Heart Association development director Briana Johnson says, “The awareness piece is really important for us. Our youngest most diverse women are least aware of their risk and that risk is increasing in recent years. So it’s really important for us to spread the word that this isn’t something that just happens to your grandmother, that it happens to all women, of all races, ethnicities, all ages, it does not discriminate. And so we have a lot of work to do.”

The luncheon happens tomorrow at the Harborside ballroom. Staying active, drinking plenty of water and knowing your blood sugar and blood pressure readings are among the many ways to help prevent heart disease.



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