American Heart Association To Honor Local Chattanooga Survivor

Monday, April 9, 2018

The American Heart Association will be putting on their annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at The Chattanoogan Hotel on Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. All proceeds will go to the American Heart/American Stroke Association to fund research, education and programs to fight heart disease and stroke.

All attendees will be presented with a heart healthy meal and will hear a survivor story from local, Autumn Fitch, about her fight with cardiovascular disease.

Local boutiques will be participating in a fashion show to contribute to the cause of the Go Red For Women movement focusing on the prevention of heart disease and how to limit heart related deaths.

"Every dollar raised helps fund lifesaving research and awareness that adds more time to women’s and families lives," officials said.  "Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the life of a women about every 80 seconds, but about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. As the number one killer of women – claiming the lives of one in three women – cardiovascular diseases force us to consider that a woman we know and love may be affected at any age. In fact, today heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined." 

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 423-763-4400.



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