Vestido Rojo: A Day to Wear Red
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. However, on average, Latinas are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic white women and many Latinas don't know that heart disease is their greatest health risk. Vestido Rojo is a free half-day heart health conference for Latinas. There are free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass index. The event includes bilingual presentations on heart disease risk factors and prevention, heart-healthy cooking and nutrition, inspiring speakers, fun community activities, a CPR demo, an Ask The Doctor panel discussion, and a heart healthy lunch. The American Heart Association enlists Latina leaders within the community to serve as “Madrinas,” or table hosts, to help spread the message of heart health to their families and networks of friends. Whether you'd like to serve as table hosts or simply to attend the conference, prospective attendees can contact ATXVestidoRojo@heart.org or register online at http://austinvestidorojo.heart.org now through March 15. The American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazón movement is sponsored nationally by Macy’s. Vestido Rojo is locally sponsored by St. David’s HealthCare; H-E-B; Seton; Central Health; Baylor Scott & White; UFCU; with media sponsorship by Univision and Austin Woman.