Go Red for Women
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Maui Tacos is proud to add “The Maui Go Red For Women Ambassador 5k Walk.” This event will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21st in conjunction with the Maui Tacos 5k run. This is a great opportunity raise awareness about the prevalence and severity of heart disease – the #1 killer of women. We need your help, so please come and walk for the cause. Bring a friend!!!
Event: “The Maui Go Red For Women Ambassador 5k Walk”
Date/Time: Saturday, September 21st, 8:00 am(Walkers will line up behind the 5k Runners)
NOTE: Walkers may pick-up t’shirts at Expo or on race day. You will not need a bib number to participate. Just your shirt. You can can sign up online, download a form and mail it in, or register at the expo on the 20th. Registrations received before September 20th, 2013 are $20, with race day entries being accepted with a fee of $25.00.
ABOUT THE CAUSE
WHO? Maui Go Red For Women Ambassadors
A group of individuals that serve as the face of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement in Maui County, through community grassroots efforts. The Go Red Ambassadors create, execute & assist with Go Red For Women awareness opportunities, educational programs and buzz events throughout the year. Their main goal is to raise awareness on Maui about the prevalence & severity of heart disease – the #1 killer of women.
Research shows that women who join the Go Red for Women movement take action to improve their heart health and fight heart disease.
WHAT? Go Red For Women – The Movement
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion, and power of women to band together and wipe out heart disease – the #1 killer of women. Go Red for Women encourages women to reduce their risk for heart disease by assessing their risk for heart disease with the Go Red Heart Check-up, and visiting their healthcare provider each year to control blood pressure, cholesterol & weight.
WHY? Women & Heart Disease – The Facts
The American Heart Association is working hard to educate women about their risk for heart disease & stroke & to raise money to help fund critical research.
1. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women – killing more women than the next 6 causes of death combined!
2. 1 in 3 women has some form of heart & blood vessel disease
3. CVD kills about 460,000 women per year – nearly twice as many women as ALL forms of cancer
4. 1 in 3 women don’t know heart disease is their greatest health risk
5. Cardiovascular disease kills a woman every minute…our mothers, daughters, grandmothers, friends & co-workers
WALK WITH US!!!!!!!!!!