Virtual Go Red for Women Wellness Retreat Celebrates Women’s Health, Promotes Self-care

On Friday, May 15 at 12 noon; The event is free and open to all
Published on May 5, 2020


The American Heart Association’s Los Angeles Go Red for Women Wellness Retreat is going virtual and everyone is invited. The hourlong Zoom gathering on Friday, May 15, at 12 noon, will focus on self-care and the fight to end heart disease and stroke in women.

The event, which coincides with Women’s Health Week, is free and a great opportunity to connect with others and unwind, especially during these unsettling times. Spots are limited to 500, and those who are interested are asked to register at Attendees are encouraged to wear red.

Participants will experience the magic of meditation, practice self-massage techniques, learn healthy cooking and nutrition tips, hear inspiring survivor stories and other activities that will nourish the mind, body and soul.

The American Heart Association is working diligently to provide reliable, science-based information for the approximately 120 million people in the United States who currently have one or more cardiovascular conditions and who already may be at higher risk for COVID-19 complications.

For women, this is vital given that nearly half (48%) of women in the United States age 20 and up have some form of cardiovascular disease. For those living with heart disease or having survived a stroke, preventing the virus is key.

Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by Keck Medicine of USC and Adriana’s Insurance/RISE Programs.

The Los Angeles Go Red for Women campaign, chaired by Shawn Sheffield, Chief Strategy Officer for Keck Medicine of USC, is designed to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women. In fact, the Association is fast-tracking a special $2.5 million fund for rapid response scientific research projects to investigate the specific cardiovascular implications of coronavirus, investing in short-term projects that can turn around results quickly – within 9-12 months.

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, via @AmericanHeartLA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or call (213) 291-7000.

About Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement is the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to end heart disease and stroke in women all over the world. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 15 years, Go Red for Women has provided a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, fund life-saving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters.





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