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Go Red for Women

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Mar 29th, 2014

Each year, heart disease impacts the lives of millions of women throughout the country. Yet, in many cases, a little prevention could go a long way to curtailing the disease. That’s why the American Heart Association
holds its annual Go Red for Women event, which took place February 13 at the West Monroe Convention Center. The event was chaired by Alvina Thomas, who led an executive leadership team that included Darian Atkins, LaRhae Brown, Linda Carter, Zelda Clark, Neta Ford, Glen Gibson, Alberta Green, Ann Hayward, Sharon McClain, Katherine Roberts, Patty Stewart, Brenda Tarver and Janet White.

The annual event is just one part of the Go Red for Women movement, which encourages women to pay attention to heart health by making it a top priority. The mission of the organization is to educate the community about the silent and deadly disease. Each year, cardiovascular disease cuts short the lives of more than half a million women.

Attendees at this year’s event took part in the “Chance to Win” raffle, enjoyed a fashion show featuring
heart disease survivors, and took in numerous educational offerings.

Photos courtesy of Patty Stewart Photography.