MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Did you know that heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined? That's why Wednesday’s Go Red For Women luncheon was so important.
The sad reality is that every 80 seconds a woman loses her life to heart disease. Yet 80% of cardiovascular diseases are preventable.
That's why all you could see was a sea of red at the Great Hall in Germantown Wednesday afternoon. It was a chance for women and men to learn preventative measures to fight heart disease.
The Go Red For Women movement began back in 2004 with one simple purpose: to save lives.
“Women who have heart attacks don't have the same symptoms as men who have heart attacks,” said Dana Dye, the CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital Of Memphis. “Women have vague symptoms and many times blow them off as to something that has occurred. Most don't have the crushing chest pains that men talk about. They have other kinds of symptoms they need to be informed about, so they can get care of properly.”
Local 24 Cares is a proud sponsor of the Go Red For Women's luncheon. Anchor Katina Rankin was honored to emcee the event again this year.