American Heart Association HOSTS FREE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CONFERENCE FOR LATINA WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES

April 9, 2012 by  
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Vestido Rojo takes place on Saturday, April 28 at Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center

WHAT: The American Heart Association will host Vestido Rojo, a health and wellness conference designed for Latina women, on Saturday, April 28 at Denver Harbor Multi Service Center.  The FREE conference focuses on teaching the basics of good cardiovascular health.  Women will enjoy an interactive cooking demonstration sponsored by HEB, a heart pounding Zumba fitness activity, informative health education session as well as blood pressure, BMI and glucose screenings.  The conference will begin at 7 a.m. with screenings and classes beginning at 9:15 a.m.  Lunch and door prizes will commence at noon.

Each participant will receive a goodie bag filled with items from partners and sponsors to encourage a healthier lifestyle.  Due to space limitations, registration is required to attend by calling 713.610.5008.

WHEN:  7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012

WHERE:    Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center
6402 Market Street
Houston, TX 77020

WHY:  Vestido Rojo is a component of the American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazón campaign which is part of the Go Red for Women campaign. These are nationwide initiatives aimed at raising awareness about women’s #1 health threat, cardiovascular disease.

In fact, Latina women are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Research also shows that Latina women have a significant influence over the health of their families.  By delivering health messages in a culturally relevant way, we are impacting the health of the community one family member at a time.

HOW: To make a reservation to attend, please contact 713.610.5008.

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