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2020 Go Red for Women's Heart Health

Physical activity of any form is one of the best ways to improve heart health. In 2020, public and private health agencies across the Lower Eastern Shore are encouraging women to Get Pumped about their heart health and to learn more about how exercise, as well as healthy eating, contributes to preventing heart disease.  

The Tri-County region will Go Red for Women’s Heart Health again this January with a free kick-off in Worcester County. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m., January 31, at the Worcester Technical High School, 6290 Worcester Hwy, Newark, MD. Learn about heart health with interactive presentations including physical activity, heart-healthy cooking demonstration, and heart disease prevention 101. Light refreshments, including a smoothie bar, will be offered.

“Worcester County is excited to host this year’s Tri-County Go Red event. Our theme for 2020 is #GoRedGetPumped,” said Mimi Dean, Director of Prevention Services for Worcester County Health Department. “We want women to get excited, get informed, and get active when it comes to preventing heart disease and promoting heart health.”

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, and Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

This is a free event, but space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register visit https://www.peninsula.org/events/tri-county-go-red-event-2020.