CSU Faculty Host Go Red Event for Heart Health in Women

Faculty at Columbus State University are volunteering their time to raise awareness about women's heart health. The Columbus State University's Women's Advisory Committee, in partnership with Nurses Inc. of Columbus, will host an annual Go Red for Women's Heart Health event on Feb. 1.

According to the American Heart Association, heart diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women's death every year, killing approximately one women every minute. Go Red encourages awareness of the issues associated with heart disease in women, and provides the necessary tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.

Go Red is an educational event that offers the community an opportunity to learn the causes and risks associated with cardiovascular issues in women.

This year's key note speaker is Stephanie De Silva, assistant professor of psychology at CSU, who will discuss the importance of mental health and stress relief and how it is associated with heart disease. The event includes a heart healthy dinner, music, and a fashion show. Guests are encouraged to wear the color red in solidarity with American heart disease awareness month. Tickets are $20, and $5 for CSU students.

The CSU Women's Advisory Committee is a committee of CSU's faculty senate, which strives to support women and their issues in the community. This will be the CSU Women's Advisory Committee's seventh year hosting the Go Red event.

For more information on the Go Red for Women's Heart Health event, contact Deloris Dolman at 706-464-2254 or Molly Claassen at Claassen_molly@columbusstate.edu.