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May. 8, 2008 at 8:04am

GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON

On May 7 was the GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON at Hotel Murano. Tacoma joined over 50 other cities to honor survivors and educate women and men alike about the risk factors of heart disease.

Three courageous women took to the stage to share their life experience with heart disease. They are mothers, survivors, friends and teachers. Their stories were different, but had one thing in common. Each was effected by a traumatic experience and each said the same thing, it could have been prevented! 

Stress is the common factor in many of the women affected by heart disease today. Diane Sieg, the keynote speaker, brought helpful tips to conquer stress. Her book, “Stop Living Your Life Like An Emergency,” draws on her survival skills as an emergency room nurse, life lessons gleaned from her patients, clients and personal experiences to help her audiences show up, speak up, and stand up in their lives - everyday!

Heart disease and stroke are the greatest health threat women face, with coronary heart disease and stroke as the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of women over age 25. The good news: heart disease can largely be prevented. Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease.

For more information on heart disease, or if you’d like to give a donation visit goredforwomen.org.

 

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