Organization helps women learn about heart disease at luncheon

Organization helps women learn about heart disease at luncheon

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A luncheon to help women learn about the dangers of a deadly disease was held at the Baton Rouge River Center on Friday.

The Go Red For Women luncheon was held by the American Heart Association on Friday.

The end goal of the annual event is to help women live stronger for longer. The luncheon aims to continue to lead the fight against heart disease, which is the leading killer of women.

"There's a silent auction, there are very fun things to bid on there," says Candy Wright, a chairperson for the Go Red For Women campaign. "There's also awareness, there's education programs, there's comradery and there's a lot of opportunity to just celebrate the heart health and also the progress that we've made."

Event organizers say Friday's luncheon is important because the dangers and effects of heart disease are often silent, hidden, and misunderstood.

More information on the campaign can be found HERE.

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