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Go Red for Women

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
May 27th, 2015

Women’s heart health takes center stage each year, with the  American Heart Association’s annual Go Red For Women series of events. To commemorate the national initiative, Glenwood Regional Medical Center hosted a Go Red For Women luncheon at the West Monroe Convention Center on May 7th.

The annual event is a part of a larger education and prevention initiative of the American Heart Association, which is hoping to raise awareness of heart disease in women. This year’s featured speaker was 34- year-old Mary Leah Coco, a Cardiomyopathy survivor from Baton Rouge.
Catered by the West Monroe Convention Center, the luncheon banquet featured informational materials and a chance to visit with experts in the field. Area survivors modeled clothing from local boutiques in a fashion show organized by BayouLife Magazine.

It was sponsored by Glenwood, Dr. Emile A. Barrow and Dr. Mark C. Napoli, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Holyfield Construction, Eat to Lose, United Home Care, Vantage Health Plan and the Women’s Clinic.