Sarah Cox - Comfort Keepers
Welcome to the 8th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon. We are very pleased that you are taking time from your busy schedule to learn about the importance of heart healthy lifestyles. We think you will have some fun today too, so laugh out loud and enjoy yourself!
New York Times published an article titled "Heart Disease Kills More Women Under 45". The article indicated that a study showed a troubling turn – more women under 45 are dying of heart disease. Under 45 … that is incredible and
saddening! We all have much more work to do in this arena of prevention and leading a heart- healthy life. There have been great strides made in educating women about heart disease – in particular, how the disease can present itself so differently than in men. We challenge you to not only love your own heart, but spread the word to every woman you know.
Welcome to the Topeka Go Red for Women Luncheon! We’re delighted you want to learn how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives.
That’s what Go Red For Women is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s women’s No. 1 killer. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this often-preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness, to protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and other loved ones. And ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at goredforwomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, speak up. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. You can make a difference. Choose to share what you learn today with your family and members of your community.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation will help fund local and national Go Red activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women.
Please don’t leave today without committing to make a difference. Join the Go Red For Women movement — women need your help. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. Reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you.
By working together, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
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