HAMMOND, LA. – Propelled by the community services department, members of the Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church donned their red outfits one Sabbath in February in support of Go Red for Women®.
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) signature initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.
According to the AHA, “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. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.”
By Sherlette Burkhalter