First one is May 9 in Camp Hill

Women’s Heart Disease Prevention awareness events

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Over the next three weeks, the American Heart Association will host Go Red For Women events across Pennsylvania.

Held in Altoona, Bethlehem, Camp Hill, and Pittsburgh, the Go Red For Women events – each scheduled in conjunction with a luncheon or dinner – are part of a nationwide movement to provide women with the tools and resources they need to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.

“Less than 20 percent of women realize that heart disease is their biggest health threat, and this lack of knowledge is costing the lives of the women we know and love,” said Larissa Bedrick, director of communications for the American Heart Association. “The good news is that over 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented if more women know what to do to reduce their risk. With the help of local Go Red For Women sponsors, like PSECU, the American Heart Association is able to empower more women every year with the knowledge to be healthier and help other women do the same.”

Following are the events scheduled throughout Pennsylvania.

Go Red For Women Luncheon Capital Region
May 9, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
West Shore Country Club

Go Red For Women Luncheon Lehigh Valley
May 11, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
ArtsQuest

Go Red For Women Luncheon Pittsburgh
May 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wyndham Hotel Pittsburgh

Go Red for Women Dinner Blair County
May 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
Blair County Convention Center

“In addition to offering public education on heart disease, which is the number one killer of women, the Go Red For Women events help raise funds to support research programs that target women’s heart health,” said Barb Bowker, PSECU Vice President of Marketing and Membership Development and Board Chair for the American Heart Association Capital Region. “We encourage all women, and the men who care about them, to embrace this worthwhile cause.”