Every woman needs to know about heart disease.
Hilton Head Regional Medical Center, with the American Heart Association, will host the first Go Red for Women health conference in the county that will arm women with education about heart disease. The countywide conference is set for May 5, 2007 at Hilton Head High School on Hilton Head Island, SC. It will begin at 8 a.m.
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness of heart disease – the leading cause of death for women – and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health. In addition to educating women about their #1 killer of women, the conference will also:
- Increase awareness that having risk factors can lead to heart disease, disability and death.
- Encourage women to take action to prevent or control these risk factors.
The day-long event will feature a keynote speaker and break-out sessions on:
- heart healthy lifestyles for the family
- the ABCs of diabetes
- blood pressure – the silent killer,
- eating healthy in fast paced world
- questions to ask your doctor
- managing stress and
- anti-aging, wellness and hormone replacement therapy.
There will cooking and exercise demonstrations. Participants can take part in screenings for cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. The conference and screenings offered will be free for women who attend. If you would like to attend or would like more information about conference registrations or sponsorships, please call 843-689-8315 or email the following information to Carolyn Grant at
Carolynfirstname.lastname@example.org You may fax information to her attention at 843-689-8302.
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February 2, 2007, is National Wear Red Day!
National Wear Red Day is a day when Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness and the fight against heart disease. Schools, businesses, community groups and individuals can join the movement by wearing red. HHRMC is pleased to sponsor Wear Red Day as part of the Go Red for Women campaign for our community. If you need ideas of how you can participate in National Wear Red Day, visit www.heart.org or www.hearttruth.gov.