NASHVILLE, TN — The Links, Incorporated’s Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter continues to educate women through its service initiative, “Linking Together for Wellness,” a series of webinars designed to address women’s health issues. On Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. the chapter will present its third webinar in the series featuring Dr. Tina Covington Gresham, a cardiologist based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The webinar is free and open to the public.
The webinar comes off the heels of American Heart Month and into the Women’s Month Celebration. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) — including coronary heart disease, which can cause heart attack or stroke — kill nearly 50,000 Black women annually, and among Black women ages 20 and older, nearly 50 percent have CVD. Many factors contribute to heart disease and stroke among Black women, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, lack of physical activity, being overweight and family history of heart disease.
“Black women take on so much and it is important that we take control of our health – and that means caring for the mind, body, spirit and heart,” said Attorney Leah Love, president of the Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Gresham is cardiology specialist based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With more than 35 years of experience in the medical field, the Hempstead Long Island, New York native is a dual-degree graduate from Howard University, graduating from Howard University College of Medicine in 1987. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency programs and a fellowship in cardiology from Duke University. Gresham has published numerous articles pertaining to diet and preventive lifestyles as well.
To register for this webinar, access the following Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 898 5154 0440
The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The Links, Incorporated has a membership of more than 15,000 professional women of color serving in more than 270 chapters in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Through its philanthropic arm – The Links Foundation, Incorporated – the organization has contributed more than $24 million to charitable causes since its founding. Washington, D.C. is the site of the national headquarters of The Links, Incorporated. The Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter was chartered in 1976. To learn more about the national organization and its programs, visit www.linksinc.org or for information on the Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter, go to www.hendersonvillearealinks.org.