Each year, South Sounders gather for the annual South Sound Go Red for Women Luncheon to support women who live with cardiovascular disease. This year’s event, initially scheduled in mid-March and interrupted by the emerging COVID-19 crisis, will pivot to an online platform this Wednesday, May 20, where attendees will still hear powerful stories, become more educated about heart conditions in women, and have an opportunity to make a difference for a community vulnerable to increased complications from the novel coronavirus.
The South Sound event is one of many that takes place across the country and ties into a day in February when people wear red to support the American Heart Association’s effort to spread awareness that heart disease and stroke affects 1 out of 3 women. With education and more research — goals of the annual luncheons — those numbers can be lessened.
Speakers at the South Sound Go Red for Women Virtual Luncheon include Jen Rohe, heart transplant recipient and wife and mother of two young kids. Money raised will go to fighting against cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of women.
Register for the virtual luncheon, which kicks off at noon on May 20, here. You can also text TACOMAGORED to 41444 for a link to donate.