Annual 'Go Red for Women' fundraiser set for Feb. 21
by Sunny Meriwether - posted Thursday, February 14th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
February is National Heart Month.
In the Twin Cities, St. Francis Medical Center and Glenwood Regional Medical Center have joined forces with other health care providers to sponsor "Go Red for Women." The annual campaign to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women, now celebrating its 10th year, culminates Thursday, Feb. 21, with a dinner, raffle and art auction at the West Monroe Convention Center.
St. Francis kicked off National Heart Month activities with a lunch and learn event on Feb. 1, which is the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day. Citizens of Ouachita Parish turned up for the event wearing red in order to raise awareness of heart disease, the leading killer of women.