Go Red For Women Expo

February 22, 2013 4:04:46 PM PST
The American Heart Association will host the free Go Red for Women Community Expo at the Hilton Chicago on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

More than 1000 women expected to turn out for free health screenings, Heart-healthy cooking demonstrations and Zumba classes

WHO: More than 1000 Chicago-area women...

WHAT: will take control of their heart health at the American Heart Association's free Go Red for Women Community Expo...

WHEN: on Wednesday, February 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m....

WHERE: at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue.

WHY: Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year. The Go Red for Women Community Expo is a free event that will include heart-health screenings, interactive workshops on nutrition and exercise, and energetic Zumba classes.


Free heart-health screenings will be offered starting at 8:30 a.m., with the last screenings beginning at 1:15 p.m. Other events throughout the morning include:

  • Zumba classes at 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Question-and-answer session with local physicians hosted by ABC 7's Kathy Brock at 10:30 a.m.
  • Spanish-language question-and-answer session with local physicians hosted by ABC 7's Michelle Gallardo at noon
  • Healthy cooking demonstration at 1:30 p.m.

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement, created by women, for women, dedicated to uncovering the truth about women and heart disease: heart disease can kill you or a woman you love.