Western Reserve Hospital will once again host its annual "Go Red for Women" Heal Your Heart Luncheon on Feb. 10 from noon to 1 p.m., with doors opening at 11:15 a.m., at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St. Go Red has directly impacted at least three past attendees, who used information learned at the February event to later recognize the signs of an imminent heart attack in time to respond.
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro will emcee the luncheon, which is set to feature two keynote speakers: Para Jones, president, Stark State College, and Dr. Michael Bage, cardiologist with Western Reserve Hospital. Western Reserve Hospital has also partnered with Akron's North High School to welcome a group of 20 students, who are planning to pursue medical careers, to this year's event.
According to the American Heart Association, 64 percent of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, killing roughly one in three women, or one woman every minute. The disease does not affect all women the same way, and the warning signs for women aren't the same as they are for men.
Registered guests will learn about risk factors and prevention guidelines associated with heart disease in women, including how to develop a personal wellness plan, while enjoying a free lunch. The event will also feature a variety of door prizes.
Seating for the luncheon is limited. Those who would like to attend must RSVP by Feb. 3 at Eventbrite.com, or they can register to Kathy Romito at 330-971-7408, or email@example.com. All guests are encouraged to wear red.