The Go Red for Women luncheon is on Wednesday, February 12 at the DECC.
Margaret Woodis, Regional Director of the American Heart Association for Rutherford County, and Denise Costanza, Vice President of Health Strategies of Middle Tennessee, are pictured with Mayor Bill Ketron following his presentation of the "Wear Red Day" proclamation.
"WomenHeart is uniquely positioned to amplify the voices of women with heart disease", Topping said. That's why the Go Red For Women Movement was created and National Wear Red Day furthers that mission.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the USA including Indiana.
The local support group for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, meets 4:30-6 p.m. the second Monday each month at Sansum Clinic on Pestas Rorad, third floor.
Harms says there are simple steps we can take to prevent our risks. While almost 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of one in three women. While almost 80% of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases claim one in three women. "This fun and interactive challenge will help people from all walks of life to get started with one healthy lifestyle change to help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease", she said adding that as part of the Go Red, Get Fit Jax Challenge, she has chosen to add fruits and vegetables to every meal.
Health experts recommend 150 minutes of activity per week.