The annual Topeka Go Red For Women® Luncheon will raise funds for lifesaving research and education, plus honor survivors, and inspire lifestyle changes. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Luncheon celebrates the national movement focused on women’s heart health. The event will feature exhibit booths, networking and a “Purse-onality” Silent Auction with purses filled with various items donated by areas businesses and individuals. The event will proceed with lunch and a program. The program highlights the success of 10 local women who have recently completed the 10-week, Go Red BetterU Makeover Challenge. Also, included in the program is Emma Baker’s survivor story. She survived cardiac arrest because bystanders stepped in and started performing CPR immediately, and did not stop for more than 40 minutes. Topeka’s Go Red For Women Luncheon is one of the American Heart Association’s signature events. It is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Health and locally by Stormont Vail Health. The event takes place on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, in the Sunflower Ballroom. Registration, Vendor Booths, Networking and “Purse-onality” Silent Auction will begin at 10:30 AM. The ballroom doors open, lunch is served, and the program begins at 11:30 AM. Photo opportunities and interviews will be available with our survivor & BetterU Challengers
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the United States each year, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease causes one in three deaths in women each year, the good news is 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. The Go Red For Women Luncheon is designed to increase awareness and raise funds for the research that saves lives. For more information on the Go Red For Women’s national movement visit www.goredforwomen.org and for local event information visit www.heart.org/topekagored.