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Go Red Event Unites Local Women in Fight Against Heart Disease

Feb 24, 2018 08:58PM ● By Digital Media Director

More than 400 guests gathered at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on January 30th for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Event.

MED was proud to help sponsor and share the event this year and MED Editor Steffanie Liston-Holtrop was this year’s event chair, which featured a reception, silent auction, dinner and an evening program. Attendees heard from healthcare providers on ways to minimize their risk for cardiovascular diseases and stroke, were inspired by survivor stories, and had an opportunity contribute to the cause.

The final numbers are still being tallied, but the goal for this year’s event was $150,000 will will be used to fund research and education around women and heart disease. According to the AHA, an estimated 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

A special thanks to Julie Prairie Photography for covering the event for MED.