Go Red for Women luncheon held Thursday

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. – Women wore red at the Lerner Theater to raise money and awareness for heart disease on Thursday.

“Go Red” is a national movement that began in 2004, created by the American Heart Association.

According to AHA, 500,000 women lose their lives to heart disease every year.

“Women are taking care of everybody else and the message here is that they have to take good care of themselves as well. If they are informed and they are healthy, they are able to take care of a much larger community than just one individual or two.” Ram Khattri Chettri, the Service Line Administrator of Goshen Hospital, said.

Red dresses were chosen as the national symbol for Heart Disease in women, and were adopted to bring together all organizations to fight for the cause.

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