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Tri-County Go Red returns for 2018

Jan 24, 2018

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-- Who will you wear Red for? The Tri-County region will Go Red for Heart Health again this February with a free kick-off in Somerset County. The event will take place from 5-8 p.m., February 2, at the Richard A. Henson Center, University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Learn about heart health from featured keynote health speakers, visit exhibitor booths, take part in free health screenings, and more. Go Red also features dinner and CEU-ACPE credits.      

“Sadly heart disease is still the number one killer of men and women. By attending this event you can learn the risk factors of this silent killer that may save your own life or the life of a loved one,” said Sharon Lynch, event coordinator.  “This year, we are inviting women and men to join us.”  

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

Tri-County Go Red is a partnership between Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset County Health Departments, Atlantic General Hospital, McCready Health, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center.

This is a free event, but space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit peninsula.org/gored or call 410.543.7028