Go Red For Women Dinner

 Gwendolyn Bledsoe Baker, Mae Cunningham, Linda Hudson & Jean Murphy

Gwendolyn Bledsoe Baker, Mae Cunningham, Linda Hudson & Jean Murphy

Story & Photography by Woody Woodard

The American Heart Association Go Red Dinner was held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center to a standing-room-only crowd. Beverly Absher was the moderator, who guided the audience through the evening. The program highlighted a video from Alicia Williams. She had two young children when she learned a serious heart problem could take her life. The wakeup call came from her doctor who asked if she had her will up to date. Following that conversation she underwent surgery.

Women are more at risk since they do not get the strong warning signs men do. Women’s symptoms can be a backache, indigestion or another minor feelings that are their only warning. If you ever question a bad feeling that lingers, you should immediately get to an emergency physician. By getting necessary medical care, you will avoid the trauma of your family losing you due to lack of prevention.