The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon will go digital today at noon, allowing women of all ages to be in control of their heart health.
TOLEDO, Ohio – The Northwest Ohio American Heart Association is hosting Toledo Go Red for Women DIGITAL Luncheon in 2021 to support the fight against heart disease and stroke today. The event aims to raise awareness of the number one cause of death in women: cardiovascular disease.
The event will be led by Lori Johnston, President of Paramount Health Care, a subsidiary of ProMedica, and sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by ProMedica and WTOL 11.
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Given the evolving impact of the coronavirus in communities across the country, many women face new challenges that keep them from their daily activities. The nationwide Go Red for Women Luncheons have been digitized to support women where they are and to continue to spotlight the life-saving work of the association and the Go Red for Women movement. These signature events will be held as a virtual meeting to prioritize the safety and well-being of guests and families during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
“Heart disease is the number one killer of women in our country. I am honored to be the chairman of Go Red For Women this year, ”said Johnston. “This event brings awareness and awareness of this deadly disease and raises funds to continue research to protect future generations. In my role as a female healthcare leader and as a person with heart disease in my family, I know firsthand the importance of this job. “
Lunch will include a digital exhibition hall, an educational program with keynote speaker Diana Patton, and inspirational survival stories. The digital event will bring local women and men together and raise $ 200,000 to support efforts to improve women’s heart health through research, professional and public education, and lobbying.
While nearly 80 percent of heart events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one health threat to women. One in three women in Toledo lives with some form of cardiovascular disease and that number is increasing among younger women. To help prevent cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association, women should understand family health history, know their number, and make lifestyle changes such as: B. exercise more, eat intelligently and control your blood pressure. Risk factors that women can influence include smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, poor diet, obesity / overweight, and diabetes.
This year marks the 17th anniversary of the nationwide launch of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and the 16th annual event in Toledo. Go Red for Women is based on raising women’s awareness of cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading cause of death for women worldwide.