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.




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