VT Go Red for Women Luncheon to Feature Panel of Experts on Cardiac Emergencies

Cardiovascular diseases kill about one woman every 80 seconds, but the good news is about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented. At the Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon, the American Heart Association will be educating and empowering women to know their health risks. The Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held on March 19 at Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT.

The day will begin with an experiential room that offers the opportunity to learn CPR and how to use an AED, a healthy food demonstration, information on the dangers of vaping, blood pressure screenings, reiki, and more. There will also be an educational break out featuring Dr. Niki Sidiropoulos and Dr. Daniel Correa De Sa on genomic DNA testing.

The Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon program will be emceed by Mary Cenci of Star 92.9 and Lauren Maloney of Local 22 and Local 44. The program will feature a “Saving Lives” panel with a cardiologist, survivor, paramedic, and emergency medical specialist explaining what one should expect during a cardiac emergency.

The Luncheon will be celebrating survivor Katie Charbonneau of Hinesburg, VT. Katie suffered from sudden cardiac arrest and was saved by her husband with CPR. For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, the chances of survival decrease by 7–10%. The American Heart Association wants everyone to learn the two steps of Hands-Only CPR. If you see an unresponsive adult or teen, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

Go Red for Women, nationally sponsored by CVS Health, is the American Heart Association’s national movement which advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon is locally sponsored by PC Construction, UVM Health Network, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, Bokan Ford, The Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Richards Group, Trinitas Advisors, and VT Federal CU, with media sponsors, Local 22 and Local 44, Seven Days, and Star 92.9.

The Go Red for Women movement has inspired women to be unstoppable. Together, we can inspire our mothers, sisters, friends and even ourselves to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities and shape policies to save lives.  Since Go Red for Women began in 2004, over 1.5 million women have joined the life-saving movement.  Of those who have joined, 90 percent of women have made at least one healthy behavior change, and about 293 fewer women in the U.S. die from heart disease and stroke each day. Please join us at the Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon, please visit VTGoRed.Heart.Org.

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