DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing about one woman every 80 seconds.
“It really is the top disease to be aware of women, especially if we’re post-menopausal or over 50, we should be getting exams at least once a year,” said Lisa Rich-Milan, chief executive officer of ComputNet Clinical Laboratories.
She is this year’s event chair for the Dayton Go Red For Women Luncheon. It will be held Thursday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center.
Premier Health is the signature sponsor of the event. “We are here to build healthier communities,” said Sylvain Trepanier, vice president & system chief nursing officer for Premier Health. “We can’t think of any other organization to partner with to better decrease mortality and the risk to women, so it’s a great synergy.”
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign works to provide women with the tools and resources they need to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.
Table sponsorship opportunities and tickets to support the cause are still available. Click the above link to learn more.