Dozens of vendors and upwards of 1,000 women filled the Convention Center in downtown Portland on October 12, 2010 for an annual inspirational and educational fundraising luncheon.
The Go Red For Women Luncheon, sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA), set out to empower and educate women to promote cardiovascular health. The women attendees received free health screenings and participated in educational breakout sessions during the morning before enjoying a heart-healthy lunch.
On- and off-duty Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters wearing their Class A uniforms were there to greet luncheon attendees, collect donations for the AHA, and hand out gift bags at the conclusion of the event.
Funds raised at the Luncheon will help support local research, advocacy, community education, and outreach efforts in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
What is the Go Red for Women Initiative?
Cardiovascular disease has claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 women in the United States each year. In order to raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the AHA created Go Red For Women – an initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
Heart Healthy At Any Age
The AHA reminds everyone that heart disease can affect you at any age and it’s important to start heart-healthy habits right now. Click here or visit http://www.goredforwomen.org/heart_healthy_at_any_age.aspx to get targeted health advice including prevention tips, ways to eat well, staying active, and how to watch your weight if you’re in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s.
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October 13, 2010