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American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women luncheon

Posted: 1:01 PM, Jan 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-22 14:06:55-05

The American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women luncheon in Lafayette highlights the fight against the No. 1 killer of women— heart disease

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women

Lafayette, January 22, 2019 — Today, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, announced the 2019 Acadiana Go Red for Women Luncheon. This premier event will be held at CajunDome Convention Center on Thursday, February 7th. The annual event is designed to raise awareness of the leading cause of death in women: cardiovascular disease. The event is chaired by Angie Begnaud, Executive Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer of LHC Group. The Acadiana Go Red for Women Luncheon is sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by LHC Group, UBS Financial, Schumacher Clinical Partners and International Paper.

While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat. One in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease and it kills one woman about every 80 seconds. To treat, beat and prevent cardiovascular diseases, women should understand family health history, know their numbers and make lifestyle changes like moving more, eating smart and managing their blood pressure. Risk factors that are within women’s control include smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, poor diet, obesity/overweight and diabetes.

The luncheon features keynote speakers including Katie Lopez from KATC as this year’s Emcee, inspiring local survivor stories, a silent auction and more. Individual tickets and tables of 10 for the Acadiana Go Red for Women luncheon are still available, payable in advance. To purchase tickets and for more information, please contact or visit http://AcadianaGoRed.heart.org .

American Heart Association

About Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement is the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to end heart disease and stroke in women all over the world. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 15 years, Go Red for Women has provided a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, fund lifesaving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. Connect with us on GoRedforWomen.org , Facebook , Twitter or by calling 1-888-MY-HEART (1- 888-694-3278).

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us on heart.org , Facebook , Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

For Media Inquiries: 

Donna Ashcraft: 225- 666.4291; donna.ashcraft@heart.org

For Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721)

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