FARGO, N.D. – Hundreds of Fargo-area heart and stroke survivors, physicians, and business and community leaders will join the American Heart Association to celebrate Heart Month and the Go Red For Women movement at the Go Red For Women Luncheon on February 2nd at Sanctuary Events Center.
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power of women banding together to wipe out heart disease, the number one killer of women. The Go Red For Women Event raises money for research and education to prevent heart disease and stroke throughout South Dakota.
“Every 80 seconds a woman dies of heart disease or stroke,” said Samantha Kapphahn, D.O., an interventional cardiologist with Essentia Health, the presenting sponsor of the Fargo event. “Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year. That’s more than all cancers combined. Many people know that heart disease affects men, but it is also the leading cause of death in women. We also know that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, and that is what the Go Red For Women Event is all about.”
Event attendees will hear from featured survivor Lynnette Anderson, a Page, N.D. heart attack survivor, who will share her story and advocate for women to “know their numbers.” Attendees will also walk away with information on how they can identify their risk for heart disease and stroke and will also get tips for preventing heart disease through simple lifestyle changes. The event will begin 11 a.m. with a silent auction, and social hour. The program will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will conclude at 1:30 p.m.
The Go Red For Women Luncheon is the American Heart Association’s premier fundraiser for the Go Red For Women Movement and aims to raise $40,000 for woman-focused research, health education and awareness programs. Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and is presented locally by Essentia Health. Additional local event sponsors include the North Dakota Soybean Council, KVRR TV and Midwest Communications Radio.
Tickets and event information are available online at www.heart.org/FargoGoRed or by calling Julia Dangerfield at 218-280-1317.