Women and cardiac health

Published Apr 30, 2018 at 4:00pm

We are happy and eager to publicize in the Daily Sentinel many worthy activities and causes.

This week we wanted to spotlight a special event that reminds us that it’s time to celebrate women and empower them to improve their heart health.

The American Heart Association will host the Utica Go Red for Women luncheon at Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton St., Whitestown, from noon to to 1 p.m. Wednesday. This year’s luncheon will salute the third annual Go Red Survivor Class, sponsored by Nascentia Health, featuring four women who are survivors of heart disease.

Though considered by some to be a problem especially connected to men, the American Heart Association stresses that one in three American women die of heart disease and stroke, compared to one in 30 women who die of breast cancer. In many cases making the right choice — in matters of diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking — can make an enormous difference.

As its website (goredforwomen.org) points out: “Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease.”

Luncheons like this week’s Go Red for Women can make all the difference in emphasizing the need to be concerned about women’s cardiac health.