AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HOSTS FREE HEALTH & WELLNESS CONFERENCE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN
Go Red Girlfriend offers health screenings, education sessions and physical activity to combat heart disease
WHAT: Houston area women are invited to join the American Heart Association for the Go Red Girlfriend Health and Wellness Conference. Go Red Girlfriend is a FREE health and wellness conference targeting African American women. The conference equips women with the tools to achieve prime cardiovascular health. Many participants will leave feeling empowered, informed and reenergized to live healthier lives.
Join us for free blood pressure, BMI, and glucose screenings, breakfast, CPR-Anytime training, an interactive cooking demonstration sponsored by H-E-B, a heart pounding fitness session, and an informative heart and stroke education session. Vanessa Bell Armstrong, a premiere music vocalist with Music World Gospel, will perform following the breakout sessions. Armstrong is a multiple Grammy Award nominee, Stellar Award winner and on the forefront of bringing R&B styling to modern contemporary Gospel. In addition, she will share her story of facing her own struggles with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Due to space limitations, registration is required to attend by calling 713-610-5009
Please dress comfortably and remember to wear red!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Educational sessions with FREE Health Screenings
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch & Performance by Vanessa Bell Armstrong
Fifth Ward Multi-Purpose Center
4014 Market Street
Houston, TX 77020
HOW: Register is required to attend this free event. Please call 713-610-5009 to RSVP.
WHY: Statistics show that African-Americans have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease than Caucasians and are less aware of their cardiovascular risk factors. Research studies reveal that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for African-American males and females age 20 and older. To bring awareness to this startling statistic, the American Heart Association has created this free health and wellness conference to reach the community with vital, life-saving information.