Community Update Go Red for Women in February

Photo Provided The lovely ladies from the 2010 Healthy Woman GO RED for Woman Fashion Show hosted by Phoenixville Hospital.

Phoenixville Hospital

Did you know that heart disease kills more women than cancer, AIDS, and stroke? Did you know that 64% of women who suddenly die from heart disease had no previous symptoms? Heart disease kills 60 women each hour in the United States.

February is "Go Red for Women" month. It is a great time for women to get the facts about heart disease and learn about risk factors, symptoms, and things women can do to reduce their risk of becoming a statistic. Throughout the month of February, Phoenixville Hospital will be holding free education events, health screenings, and fun activities for the women of our community, including a Zumbathon on February 13. In addition, we are partnering with local school districts and community organizations to get the word out about Go Red for Women month. Here is a partial list of our free Go Red for Women events. Come out to learn how you can reduce your risk of heart disease.

On Friday, February 4, we will present How to Lead a Heart Healthy Lifestyle at the Senior Resource Center at Phoenixville Hospital. Call 610-983-1773 to register.

On Wednesday, February 9 we will present Risk Factors and Portion Distortion to the Senior Circle meeting at 826 Main Street in Phoenixville. Call 610-983-1452 to register.

Try out Zumba, the latest fitness craze, for a great cause. On Sunday, February 13 from 1:30 - 3:30, we will host a Zumbathon at 826 Main Street in Phoenixville. (Donations of $10 or more are suggested. All proceeds will go directly to the American Heart Association.) Call 484-504-9262 to register. Space is limited, so call now.

On Wednesday, February 16, we will present Reducing Risk Factors and Leading a Heart Healthy Lifestyle at the Phoenixville YMCA Fit and 50 meeting. Call 610-983-1773 to register.

On Thursday, February 24, we will hold our annual Healthy Woman Go Red Fashion Show and presentation at 826 Main Street in Phoenixville. Call 610-983-1288 to register.

We will also be hosting free health screenings and other events at Phoenixville Hospital and other locations. Watch for flyers about the events and be sure to check out next week's Phoenix for another article about women and heart disease.

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