Saturday, Feb. 16, 10-11:30 a.m.
Meharry Medical College, New Alumni Hall, Nashville, Tennessee
Free. Advance reservation required: 615.327.6531. Guests are encouraged to wear red.
Held during American Heart Month AND Black History Month, this is an event to help African-American women make poor heart health part of their past history, and guide them ahead toward a healthier future. Female African-American leaders will gather at Meharry Medical College at this first-ever event, to learn how Go Red For Women can help them improve women’s heart health, and hear from a female cardiologist why African-American women need to be especially aware of their hearts, even more so than the general population. More than 100 guests are expected, many from the Coalition of African-American Women Leaders (AKA, Zeta, Links, Ladies of Distinction and more).
Heart disease – once thought of as a “man’s” disease – is actually a woman’s biggest health threat. It’s the number one killer of women in the United States. For African-American women, the risk of heart disease is especially great. Heart disease is more prevalent among Black women than white women. They are more likely to have heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, and diabetes. Black women are also less likely to be aware of their own risk of heart disease. This event will bring together African-American women in the fight for heart health.