Feb. 16 — Ventura County Celebrates Women’s Heart Health with Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon

January 1, 2018
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VENTURA — Did you know that in the U.S., cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds?  The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Together, let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke. The Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon will take place on Friday, February 16, at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, at 2 Dole Drive in Westlake Village. This year’s key note speaker is Mariel Hemingway, Academy Award Nominated actress & author.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon will begin with a Health Expo at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Luncheon and Program at 12:15 p.m. This year’s event is co-chaired by Bernadette Straatsma from Engel & Volkers and Dr. Gregory Fontana at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. The Go Red for Women Luncheon is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and CVS. The local “Life is Why” sponsor for the 2018 Ventura Go Red For Women Luncheon is St. John’s Regional Medical Center, a Dignity Health Hospital of the Central Coast. Additional sponsors include Amgen, UCLA Health, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, Abbott, Medtronic, First American Title, Engel & Volkers, Manchester Financial, Prudential/BGA Insurance and 805 Living.

“Eighty percent of cardiac events may be prevented. That is a very powerful message because it means we have the ability to do something about it by providing education and resources,” said Darren Lee, President & CEO, St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital. “St. John’s hospitals are proud to support the Go Red for Women campaign and work alongside the American Heart Association to build a healthier community. We want people to experience more of life’s precious moments.”

The annual Go Red For Women campaign raises awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and encourages them to take preventive measures to reduce their risk. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. On a national level, the Go Red For Women movement has resulted in 650,000 women’s lives being saved over the last 10 years.

Ticket and sponsorship information are available. For more information, please visit GoRedVC.heart.org or contact Katie Beck at (805) 445-7050 or Katie.Beck@heart.org.

 

About the American Heart Association: The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the American Stroke Association: The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke. The Dallas-based association officially launched in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit StrokeAssociation.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association receives funding mostly from individuals. Foundations and corporations donate as well, and fund specific programs and events. Strict policies are enforced to prevent these relationships from influencing the Association’s science content. Financial information for the American Heart Association, including a list of contributions from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, is available at http://www.heart.org/corporatefunding.

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