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Go Red for Women to raise awareness of heart disease

(Jan. 29, 2015) Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. The American Heart Association started Go Red for Women to shine a light on this disease and show the many ways women can be heart healthy.
The Tri-County Go Red Committee, which consists of Atlantic General Hospital, McCready Foundation and Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Somerset Wellness Center and the Wicomico and Worcester County Health Departments, will be sponsoring the 11th annual Tri-County Go Red event on Thursday, Feb. 5.
This free event will be held at the Pocomoke Community Center, located at 1410 Market Street in Pocomoke, from 5–8 p.m. There will be various exhibitors, health screenings, a light interactive exercise demonstration, a cooking demonstration by Lynn Matava of The Country Tart LLC, dinner, and door prizes. Motivational speaker, Alishia Louis Potter of Empowered Women Ministries, will be the guest speaker.
There is a healthy women photo contest in conjunction with the event and the winner will take home a FitBit! Those interested in participating in the photo contest, contact Mimi Dean at Worcester County Health Department at or at 4106321100 ext. 1102.
Women attending the event are encouraged to wear red, the official color for raising awareness about heart disease in women.
Register by Feb. 2 at or by calling 410-641-9268.