VIDEO: Go Red For Women Luncheon in The Woodlands
THE WOODLANDS, TX — The American Heart Association’s Montgomery County Go Red For Women® Luncheon is set to welcome 900 dressed-in-red guests to this year’s highly anticipated event on Friday, May 11, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.
Kelsey Casey, Senior Director of Development for the American Heart Association of Montgomery County, and Tiffany MacPherson, Chair of the 2018 Montgomery County Go Red For Women® Luncheon, shared more about the upcoming event with Hello Woodlands:
Why Go Red? As the No. 1 killer of women – claiming the lives of one in three women – cardiovascular diseases affect women of all ages, races and ethnicities. While cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 1 woman every 80 seconds, 80 percent of these cases may be prevented with education and action, research shows.
AHA has chosen Market Street, a mixed-use town center featuring retail, hotel, restaurant, cinema, and office venue, as the 2018 event honoree for its continued commitment and dedication to the Montgomery County community.
Each year at the luncheon, AHA volunteers highlight the story of a survivor, helping to bring awareness to the seriousness of heart disease. This year, Carla McDaniel, who was born with a congenital heart defect and had her first heart surgery at age four, will share her story as the Open Your Heart honoree.
Cardiovascular disease, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US. That’s about 1 of every 3 deaths in the US. About 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than all forms of cancer and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease combined. About 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke.
Learn more about the American Heart Association of Montgomery County and Go Red For Women at montgomerycountygored.heart.org.