May 16, 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm
Women's Health Symposium
Location: The Fountain Life Center: 14083 Main Street @Hillcroft
Houston, TX 77035
May 17, 2015
Bringing Our Hearts to the Altar
Holman Street Baptist Church
3501 Holman Street
Houston, TX 77004
The Go Red for Women Movement celebrates the energy, passion and power of women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association is working hard to change the perception of heart disease as a “man’s disease.” By teaching more and more women how to talk to their doctors, know the risk factors and understand what they can do, we will save thousands of lives every year.
In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an older man’s disease. To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red for Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. Go Red Girlfriend is a health and wellness conference for African American women.