In Pennsylvania alone, nearly 26,000 women die each year from heart disease and stroke. These are women we know. They are our wives, sisters, mothers, daughters and friends. In fact, one of every three women will die from heart disease, yet less than 60 percent of women recognize heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women.
The 2014 Go Red for Women Luncheon is an informative and enjoyable event to encourage women in the community to become champions for heart health. The luncheon raises awareness about the nation’s number one killer of women: cardiovascular disease and number four: stroke. The theme, Red Dress for Women, focuses on the significant influence of women - in the community, at home, and at work - and emphasizes the importance of women’s generational connection to health and decisions regarding maintaining heart health.