Riverside Medical Center will hold “Go Red For Women” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at thes Maasch Education Center.
The event will feature inspirational presentations, interactive mini sessions and heart-healthy refreshments with the goal of raising awareness about the No. 1 killer of women. The event is free but registration is required. To register, call 715-258-1119.
“Women are so good at taking care of everyone else, yet they typically don’t take care of themselves,” said Marci Reynolds, RMC’s manager of health and wellness. “We hope to inspire and empower women to take action toward more heart-healthy lifestyles. It’s going to be a fun evening and we invite everyone to wear red.”
Featured speakers will include a local woman who will share her personal story about heart disease, and Kay Anderson of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, who will lead a presentation entitled “Heart to Heart: Keys to Financial and Physical Health.”
More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer, according to the American Heart Association. But 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.