Edgerton Hospital, along with Women with Heart support group, is planning a program next month to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack and 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men, but it is preventable and controllable.
During a luncheon at the hospital on Feb. 6, Edgerton Hospital will offer an educational session and an American Heart Association guest speaker to highlight the national "Go Red for Women" campaign, a social initiative to raise women's heart health awareness.
Organizers said the presenter will educate and answer questions while participants enjoy a healthy, delicious lunch, goodie bags and a chance to win door prizes.