Recent Go Red for Women Expo and Luncheon Educates and Affirms
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Go Red for Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon celebrated sisterhood and inspired action.
As heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., educating women of risk factors and spreading awareness is essential in reducing heart-disease-related deaths. The Go Red for Women movement is the American Heart Association’s national campaign to end heart disease and stroke in women, challenging them to know their risks for heart disease and to take action to reduce them.
The event, which took place at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tennessee, featured a wellness expo, a discussion panel of physicians and a segment that highlighted a family impacted by heart disease. Guest speaker Kelly Davis, M.D., a Meharry alumna and cardiologist with Saint Thomas Health, provided critical information regarding risk factors and preventive measures that protect against heart disease.
Dr. Saletta Holloway, co-chair of the Go Red for Women movement and senior vice president for administration at Meharry Medical College, was presented with the 2018 Go Red for Women Proclamation, for her dedication to educating women and their families about the importance of making heart health a priority.
During the Wellness Expo, attendees were able to visit the Meharry booth, where they wrote letters of affirmation and encouragement to themselves. The letters will be mailed to them in the future, as a reminder to make self-care a priority.