It's a free makeover that might save your life.
Updated: Wednesday, 07 Nov 2012, 1:54 PM EST
Published : Friday, 26 Oct 2012, 4:23 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Imagine a woman suffering from Peripartum Cardiomyopothy at age 22, or a stroke at age 22 or even 51. Those experiences were very real for three local women whose first sign of a problem was heart failure or stroke. They, and a fourth young woman who has Congenital Heart Disease, will share their stories of hope at the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon and Symposium from 10a.m. to 2p.m. on November 15.
Participants will learn more about the risk of heart disease, stroke and prevention. It's planned by women for women and will include breakout sessions, health screenings, a comfort corner, ask a medical professional, a healthy lunch and the "With Every Beat of My Heart" program. WANE-TV/NewsChannel 15's Weekend Anchor, Alyssa Ivanson will emcee the program.
"Heart disease kills one in three women" according to the American Heart Association. Here in northeast Indiana, the Go Red for Women campaign is empowering women to say, "One in three, not me."
The event is a major fundraiser for the American Heart Association (AHA), and funds are used specifically for health education and research, including local programs such as BetterU, CPR Training, First Ladies' Luncheon and more. Tickets are $100 per person and may be obtained online or by calling 260-485-9890. WANE-TV will also giveaway two pairs of tickets courtesy of the AHA. More about how to enter will be posted on the Contest page Monday, October 29, 2012.
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