Go Red for Women at the Local Level
MADISON - UW Health is supporting the American Heart Association to bring the national Go Red for Women© initiative to the local level.
The campaign's symbolic red dress was created to remind women about their risk for heart disease and to encourage women to take action to improve their heart health.
UW Health is offering heart risk assessment screenings each month, as well as several outreach and education programs to reach women of all ages, including Girl Scouts who have the opportunity to earn a Go Red patch. In just four months, more than 200 girls earned the patch of a stitched red dress to add to their uniform.
To learn more about Go Red for Women and the Go Red Girl Scout Patch Program, go to www.uwhealth.org/GoRed.
In addition to screenings and events throughout the year, Madison corporations and women with a passion for heart health will come together at the Go Red For Women Luncheon on April 17, 2008.
During this second year for the event, co-chairs Laurie Benson, Chief Executive Officer of Inacom Information Systems and Peg Van Bree, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, are generating enthusiasm among corporations and individuals in the Madison community. Keynote speaker, Diana Nyad, world-class athlete, speaker, writer and journalist will inspire women to become heart-healthy.
Go Red for Women Luncheon
April 17, 2008
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison
Date Published: 02/29/2008