Preventing heart disease in women, one step at a time, has been the mantra that women of all ages have walked to during the annual Go Red: Walk, Shop and Stroll event in Walnut Creek.
This year, John Muir Health will be expanding its February 1st event to three locations in Walnut Creek and Concord.
In the spirit of National Heart Month, the Go Red: Walk, Shop and Stroll event is designed to educate, inspire and bring awareness about heart disease to women.
Heart disease is still the number one killer of American women each year, according to the American Heart Association. Through the Women’s Heart Program and this annual event, women are able to become proactive in taking care of themselves and making a difference by understanding risks for developing cardiovascular disease and taking action to lead healthier lives.
“Heart health is so important and now is a great time for people to do something for themselves and make that change to a healthier lifestyle,” says Evon Shipley, LVN, and Women’s Heart Program Coordinator. “It’s all about taking the first step, and every step truly counts.”
This walk begins at the each of the John Muir Health locations simultaneously and covers approximately one mile through surrounding communities. This year, a special Zumba session will get hearts racing and improve cardiovascular fitness during the event. Special talks, giveaways and prizes will be available and the first 100 registered participants at each location will receive a free event t-shirt.
This year, John Muir Health was able to put on the event in support with the American Heart Association, Chevron Women’s Organization, Broadway Plaza, Sunvalley Shopping Center, Sports Basement and more.
People interested in participating or learning more about the event may register online at www.johnmuirhealth.com/classes or by calling (925) 941-7900.
WHAT: 9th Annual Go Red: Walk, Shop and Stroll
Preventing Heart Disease in Women, One Step at a Time
WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2013
WHERE: John Muir Medical Center, Concord
2540 East St., Concord
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
John Muir Health Women’s Health Center
1656 North California Blvd., Walnut Creek