GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) February is all about going red. Go Red for Women is a cause of the American Heart Association, which raises awareness of heart disease in women. Women are more at risk for heart disease than they realize, and their symptoms are different than men’s.
Jen Denboer was 24 years old when she went into sudden cardiac arrest. Her boyfriend performed CPR until paramedics arrived, and her life was saved with quick medical care. She now lives with a pacemaker and a defibrillator. Her story drives home the fact that heart disease is complex and can strike women at any age.
The month of February is dedicated to Go Red for Women with a series of events. It all kicks off with the Ready, Set, Go Red event on Friday, January 30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Eve Nightclub at the B.O.B. Enjoy an evening of music, networking, and survivor stories. Tickets are $20 at the door.
National Wear Red Day – February 6
Go Red for Women Luncheon – February 25
Learn more about Go Red for Women, signs of a heart attack for women, and how to help prevent heart disease on the Go Red for Women website.