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American Heart Association Virtual Go Red is Friday, May 15

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The American Heart Association Go for Red virtual wellness retreat is Friday, May 15.

The American Heart Association’s Los Angeles Go Red for Women Wellness Retreat is going virtual this Friday, May 15. The hour-long Zoom gathering at 12 noon, will focus on self-care and the fight to end heart disease and stroke in women. The event, which coincides with Women’s Health Week, is free. Spots are limited. Attendees are encouraged to wear red. Persons interested in participating are asked to register at lagored.heart.org

Participants will experience the magic of meditation, practice self-massage techniques, learn healthy cooking and nutrition tips, hear inspiring survivor stories and other activities that will nourish the mind, body and soul.

The American Heart Association is working to provide reliable, science-based information for the approximately 120 million people in the United States who currently have one or more cardiovascular conditions and who may be at risk for COVID-19 complications. Nearly half (48 percent) of women in the United States age 20 and up have some form of cardiovascular disease. For those living with heart disease or having survived a stroke, preventing the virus is key. 

Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by Keck Medicine of USC and Adriana’s Insurance/RISE Programs. The Los Angeles Go Red for Women campaign, chaired by Shawn Sheffield, Chief Strategy Officer for Keck Medicine of USC. The program’s goal is to  raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women. The Association is fast-tracking a special $2.5 million fund for research to investigate the cardiovascular implications of coronavirus, and investing in short-term projects that can turn around results quickly – within 9-12 months. 

For more information, go to  lagored.heart.org.

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