Go Red for Women
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign kicks off American Heart Month along with National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3, 2017. Wear red to show your support for women’s heart health.
The AHA cites heart disease as the leading cause of death in women, causing one in three deaths each year. Despite the staggering number of women affected, there are still many misconceptions about heart disease. The Go Red for Women campaign advocates for more research and action aimed at preventing heart disease and its effects. Go Red for Women connects the women and families affected the heart disease by sharing their stories and inspiring and encouraging all women to take action now and live a healthier lifestyle.
The Buffalo Niagara Go Red for Women hosts an annual luncheon event to bring local companies and medical organizations together to celebrate heart health and fight heart disease and stroke. Approximately 300 people participate in this local event each year to help spread awareness and join this strong community of men and women. This year, Spree’s own Marianne Potratz and her family share their story. This event also has vendors and screenings.
Buffalo Niagara Go Red for Women Luncheon
February 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Lexus Club at Key Bank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza
For more information, contact the Buffalo Region of the American Heart Association here or call 243-4602.
Briana Mangum is a student at Buffalo State College and an intern at Buffalo Spree Publishing.