Go Red for women

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Heart disease is the number one killer of women and kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. February is American Heart Month, but it’s important to inform women all year round about what some call “the silent killer.”

One way to boost education is with National Wear Red Day. Each February 7th, women are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

This year, there are events in honor of the day. The Fashion Passion Party is at Eve’s Lounge inside the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids on Friday, February 7, 2014. You’re encouraged to wear red and come out for a fashion show, hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and a silent auction. The event supports research and education through the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Reserve them online, call (616) 482-1503, or email kay.rose@heart.org.

You can also attend a basketball game between Ottawa Hills and Wayland High on Friday, February 7. The games are at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Later in the month is the Go Red Luncheon. That’s Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Calvin College Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids. The luncheon raises money for research and education of heart disease in women. Attendees can attend a cooking demonstration, take part in a discussion of heart health information, and bid in a silent auction. For more information on this event, call (616) 482-1503 or go online.

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