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American Heart Association Celebrates “Vestido Rojo” Free Hispanic Women’s Heart Health Conference

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for Hispanic women and is a major health threat in El Paso. To address the needs of Hispanic women in El Paso, the American Heart Association is hosting Vestido Rojo, a free community health conference, on Saturday, February 25, at the Camino Real Hotel in El Paso.

The annual event features free health screenings, educational break out sessions, valued exhibitors featuring local health initiatives and a luncheon packed with entertainment and heart health information.

Vestido Rojo is an initiative, de todo corazón, and is held in conjunction with Go Red Por Tu Corazón, the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power of Hispanic women to band together and wipe out heart disease. The event could not be possible without our Madrinas.

Each Madrina is committed to wiping out heart disease and becomes a health ambassador for their family, friends and community.

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Hispanic women. Additionally, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic white women, confront barriers to diagnosis and care, receive lower quality treatment and experience worse health outcomes than their Caucasian counterparts.

Just 3 in 10 Hispanic women say they have been informed by their doctor that they are at a higher risk. Only 1 in 4 Hispanic women is aware of proven treatment options. Heart disease can be prevented. In fact, research shows that 80 percent of cardiac events in women are linked to poor choices, involving diet, exercise and smoking.

This event is presented locally by The Hospitals of Providence and supported by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso, the American Heart Association’s City Goes Red Sponsor. Go Red Por Tu Corazón is sponsored nationally by Macy’s.

WHAT: Vestido Rojo

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, from 8:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Camino Real Hotel, 101 S El Paso St, El Paso, TX 79901

 

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