The American Heart Association had organised a fundraising event to raise awareness on the fight against heart disease. The 10th annual, 'Go Red For Women' luncheon was held in Salt Lake City; it educated people about the ways to improve their health.
The aim of the program was to teach women to prevent heart diseases by making healthy choices. More women die of heart disease than men, and event organizers said, each year one in three women will die of heart disease or stroke.
Proceeds of the event will move toward heart disease research, programs for women, educational materials and other efforts aimed at reducing heart disease and stroke.
Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease, and 80% of cardiac events in women could be prevented if they made the right choices regarding diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking, reported event organizers.
"Everybody in Utah should go red so we can really make a difference," said Laura Western, Executive Director for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. "We can drive that research to find a cure for cardiovascular disease, and we'd love to get everybody involved in this movement."