By MICHAEL FOSSBAKK, Staff Writer
The Commission for Women, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Staff Senate, UM-Dearborn Human Resources and the Women’s Resource Center have collaborated to bring back the Go Blue Goes Red Luncheon, a heart disease prevention event that will take place on February 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Center, Kochoff Hall.
In addition to a heart-healthy lunch, door prizes, 50-50 and tin can raffles and a Go Red fashion show (with clothing provided by J.C. Penney and Dress Barn), Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Women’s Heart Program at the University of Michigan Health Center Dr. Elizabeth Jackson will be the featured speaker.
Ticket prices are $15 at the door or $10 in advance. Proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Advance tickets can be purchased from a designated vendor at various locations on campus:
· AB: Ginny Zarras
· CASL: Belinda Soliz, Lori Petrick, and Dorothea Williams
· FCN: Trisha Schlaff
· FCS: Liz Morden
· HPEC: Deidre Berry
· ML: Barbara Bolek and Lavada Smith
· UC: Linda Southward and Shareia Carter
· SSB: Ann Phillips
Prior to the February 7 event, MHealthy will be conducting health screenings on February 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kochoff B and C. At the screenings, they will be giving away three FitBits employee activity and wellness monitors to employees of the University. To register for the screening, visit the MHealthy website.
The designation of February 7 for the event coincides with National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness about heart disease. Heart disease, the number one killer of women, is the cause of one in three deaths every year, according to the American Heart Association website.
Visit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women website to learn facts about heart disease and stroke, early warning signs, prevention methods and more.