Thursday, April 17, 2014
Lowcountry women are standing together to fight heart disease at the third annual Charleston Go Red For Women Luncheon, which will take place at Memminger Auditorium from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, making the disease more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. “Now is the time for us to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. It's time to come together in a movement that is not just for women, but by women. It's time for Lowcountry women to Go Red,” says Jeanne Hall, the 2014 Go Red For Women chair and proprietor of Halls Chophouse. “Women we love – mothers, sisters, daughters and friends – are dying because of heart disease. We know that women who ‘Go Red' are more likely to make healthier choices, and we must engage them in this movement.”
The Charleston Go Red for Women Luncheon will feature two breakout sessions, including “Seasonal Eating with Local Flavors” hosted by Debbie Petitpain, R.D. and Susan Johnson, Ph.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and “Dressing For You” hosted by Hampden Clothing stylist, Stacy Smallwood.
Guests will also hear from keynote speaker, Gary Kunath, following the breakout sessions. Kunath is author of the book “Life... Don't Miss It” which shares with people how to maximize happiness, joy and contentment in life. His approach has been embraced by businesses and major universities as a vehicle to enhance employee/family well-being and associate engagement. It was featured in major media outlets to a circulation of more than 75 million people.
This year's featured survivor is Lowcountry resident, Keisha Hawes, a 31-year-old heart attack survivor. Hawes was also selected as a Go Red For Women national spokeswoman in 2013. Like many women, Hawes never thought heart disease could happen to her, and she will share her inspirational journey at this year's luncheon.
For more information on the Go Red For Women Luncheon, call 843-480-4911 or visit www.charlestonscgoredluncheon.heart.org.