Chattanooga Go Red For Women Luncheon To Host Five Local Honorees

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Five local women will step up and speak out at this year’s Chattanooga Go Red for Women luncheon on May 9. The American Heart Association’s annual fundraiser brings light to heart disease which is the Number One Killer of women in America today and will claim the lives of one in three women.

Women ranging from toddler to adult will share their stories of heart disease – an often silent, hidden and misunderstood killer. The luncheon is part of the national Go Red for Women movement that encourages women to take charge of their heart health so they can live stronger, longer lives.

The goal for the Go Red for Women Luncheon is to encourage awareness of the issue of heart disease for women and also encourage action to save more lives. In 2010, the AHA set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon in Chattanooga will take place May 9 at the Chattanooga Convention Center beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Attendees are treated to educational and entertaining breakout sessions, silent auction, a fashion show featuring local boutiques and also inspiring stories of survival during lunch. Heart and stroke survivors can tell their stories on the Red Couch presented by EPB Fiber Optics and a Patron Party sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee will follow the event. The 2014 Chairperson of Go Red for Women is Jennifer McIntyre of Raymond James. Tickets for the Chattanooga Go Red for Women luncheon program are available for purchase by calling 423-763-4404 or by visiting chattanoogagored.ahaevents.org.

Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and the Local Cause Sponsor is Erlanger Health System.





Child Passenger Seat Safety Check Planned For Friday

Safe Kids Dalton, under the direction of the Whitfield County Fire Department, will be conducting a free child passenger seat safety check on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Check into Cash, 1133 North Glenwood Ave. The public is invited to take part. (click for more)

Capture Cleveland Photo Contest Winners Announced

The City of Cleveland announced the winners of the 2017 Capture Cleveland Photo Contest. 60 participants submitted pictures for the contest. The winners were announced at the Monday Cleveland City Council meeting. The Capture Cleveland Photo Contest was conducted from Sept. 10 to Nov. 10. The contest had six categories: arts/culture/community; historic downtown architecture; ... (click for more)

Man Barges Into Woman's Home In MLK Neighborhood; Tries To Rape Her; Photos Of Suspect Released

Chattanooga Police said a man barged into a woman's home in the MLK Neighborhood around noon on Tuesday and tried to rape the woman.   Police said, "The victim was followed by the suspect into her residence where the victim was then attacked. The suspect at that time attempted to rape the victim and then fled the scene."   The victim then called the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Moccasin Bend Resident Asks City To Move Police Firing Range So He Can Open Bed And Breakfast Inn

A Moccasin Bend resident is asking the city to move a police firing range from off the historic Bend so he can open a bed and breakfast inn. Steve Holmes also said the move needs to take place because the new Moccasin Bend National Park is set to begin implementing its management plan early next year. He said the park should bring 250,000 visitors to Chattanooga each year with ... (click for more)

Current Republican Tax Plan Will Add To The National Debt

Independent tax experts agree that the Republican tax plan will add over $1 trillion to the national debt, even accounting for economic growth.  Adding to the national debt during good economic times doesn’t seem smart to me. The time for adding anything to the national debt is during a major war or when the economy needs more government spending to stimulate it during a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s Focus On ‘Better’

As I stepped away from the overflow crowd at Monday night’s Town Council meeting on Signal Mountain, I leaned in to tell Jean Trohanis how sorry I was to hear of the loss of her dearest friend. But in that millisecond before I could speak, the former but still-loved elementary school principal gave me her best hallway hiss and, with a pointed finger, she ordered, “You be nice!” ... (click for more)