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​Lower Eastern Shore to Host Go Red Event this February

Snow Hill, Md.- The Tri-County region will “Go Red” for women’s heart health with a free kick-off event 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 at the Worcester Technical High School, 6290 Worcester Hwy in Newark.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

While this is a free event, space is limited and pre-registration is required at www.peninsula.org/GoRed or by calling 410-543-7028. 

The evening will feature two local keynote speakers who will talk about women’s heart health issues:

•    Karan Baella, Atlantic General Hospital staff pharmacist.
•    Dr. Brandi Musselman, Atlantic General Hospital OBGYN.

Participants will enjoy visiting vendor tables, health screenings, a gourmet dinner and several other fun activities throughout the evening to promote women’s heart health.

Go Red for Women is a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Approximately two-thirds of women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms, making regular screening and heart-healthy decisions critical. Go Red’s mission is to “build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” by promoting healthy habits, awareness of risk factors, knowledge about heart disease, and by encouraging women to be proactive about their heart health. 

The annual event is a collaborative initiative sponsored by the health departments of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center.