DETROIT — Metro Detroit women are coming together to showcase their support for women’s heart health by attending the Go Red For Women Luncheon on March 3 at Somerset Collection. The luncheon kicks-off at 10 a.m. and features CPR trainings, blood pressure screenings and a silent auction. Jeannie Mai, television correspondent and co-host of “The Real” will serve as keynote speaker.
Leading this year’s fundraising effort is Chair Dr. Pam Marcovitz, Director at Beaumont’s Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center. The luncheon is projected to gross $900K benefiting cardiovascular research in southeast Michigan.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men.
Mai, who is known for her roles on Style Network’s Emmy-winning “How Do I Look” and Fox’s “The Real,” supports the campaign because it helps women of all nationalities take charge of their health. In addition to the expo and silent auction, attendees will hear an inspiring message from the noted celebrity.
Campaign organizers also hope women feel empowered to schedule their annual well-woman visit, which is an annual check-up that gives your doctor the chance to spot the signs of heart disease and develop a plan of action.
“About 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education. Fortunately, we can change this statistic by scheduling well-woman visits, which can give a head-to-heart-to-toe view of a woman’s overall health,” said Dr. Marcovitz.
Locally, the campaign is presented by Beaumont Health, Calsonic Kansei, ITC Holdings Corp., Jackson National Life Insurance Co., McLaren Macomb and St. John Health.
Source: American Heart Association (AHA) Detroit