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The 11th Annual Go Red Women of Color Breakfast is March 18

by Cass Teague

You are invited to the 11th Annual Women of Color Breakfast for the Go Red for Women movement with the American Heart Association (AHA). Join them at this free event, as they encourage awareness and action on the issue of heart disease in women. Learn so that we can save more lives. In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, be the beat for your community and family.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women- it impacts women of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Yet women continue to be overlooked, symptoms dismissed and significantly underrepresented in the lifesaving research needed to treat, beat, and prevent heart disease and strokes. Women are less likely to receive CPR than men because people are afraid to touch them. You can make an immediate impact by learning Hands-Only CPR Today.

Black or Hispanic adults who suffer a cardiac arrest outside the hospital are substantially less likely to receive CPR from someone on the street or at home. Nearly 3 out of 4 cardiac arrests that don’t happen in hospitals happen at home. For American Heart Month, join in an urgent challenge for one person in every home to learn CPR. Be the beat for someone you love when it matters most. Find more resources on CPR, including the Heartsaver Virtual training course at: cpr.heart.org

The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, but the simple truth is that most cardiovascular diseases can still be prevented with education and healthy lifestyle changes. Learn more at: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/

It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and Go Red today.

They look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 18th at Meharry Medical College to hear how we all can come together to fight heart disease and stroke. The free breakfast event is at The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education at Meharry Medical College 1011 21st Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208

Sat, Mar 18, 2023, 9:30 AM CDT. Sign up for your free reservation now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/meharry-medical-college-18828647341

It’s time to demand better when it comes to women’s heart health outcomes. You might have lost a lot since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but you did not lose you. It is time to shine again. The AHA invites you to live fiercely. Live fierce again – mind, body, and spirit!

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