2015 Tri-Cities Go Red For Women
Local men and women, decked out in
red, will learn more about their Number 1 Killer at this year’s
Tri-Cities Go Red for Women Luncheon on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015.
The American Heart Association’s annual fundraising luncheon brings light to
heart disease which will claim the lives of 1 in 3 women.
The luncheon is part of the national Go Red for Women movement that
encourages women to take charge of their heart health so they can live stronger,
longer lives. The goal for the Go Red for Women Luncheon is to create awareness
about heart disease, the number one killer of women, and also encourage
individuals to take preventative actions and ultimately save more lives. In
2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal of reducing death and
disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the
cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020. This event also
strives to educate women on heart facts that concern them specifically.
More women than men are affected by heart disease. Sadly, most women don’t
notice the symptoms of heart disease and stroke until it is too late.
Join the Go Red For Women movement to help raise awareness and save more lives.
The 2015 Tri-Cities Go Red for Women Luncheon will take place on Tuesday,
April 28th, at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center in
Kingsport. Registration begins at 9:00 am, with Breakout Sessions
starting at 9:30 am followed by lunch from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. WJHL
NewsChannel 11’s Anna Zook will serve as the emcee for the luncheon. Attendees
will enjoy interactive and educational breakout sessions presented by Signature
Sponsor, Mountain States Health Alliance and Breakout Sponsor, Food City.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a photo in the “Picture and a
Promise” booth hosted by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and hear an
inspiring story of survival during lunch. For more information on attending the
Go Red for Women Luncheon, please contact Joette Street at 423-416-7740 or Joette.Street@heart.org.
Go Red for Women is locally sponsored by Mountain States Health Alliance and
Music on the Lawn is now in its third year. The series was created
by Abingdon Music Experience, which presents music throughout the year, from
the January Jams at Barter Theatre, to the summer Thursday Jams series, held at
the Market Pavilion in Abingdon.
The 2015 line-up features a mix of swing, bluegrass, jazz and
old-time music from the TriCities and Roanoke. The lineup includes The Jazz
Doctors, Le Hotclub de BigLick, Rootstone Jug Band, Rose Sisters, and the ETSU
String Band. For a full listing of dates, visit www.abingdonmusicexperience.com
The Martha Washington Inn & Spa is a four-star
historic inn located at 150 West Main Street in downtown Abingdon.
on the Lawn concerts will take place every Sunday afternoon, rain or shine,
through May 17th. All
performances are free and open to the public. In case of rain, concerts will be
held inside The Martha Washington Inn & Spa. Free parking is
available at The Martha. For more information visit www.abingdonmusicexperience.com.