Local Girl Scouts Receive Go Red Patch for Learning About Heart Health
WHAT: Go Red Patch Ceremony
WHEN: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
WHERE: Saint Joseph East Education Center
160 N. Eagle Creek Dr., Suite 200, Lexington, KY 40509
- Talk to Girl Scouts earning Go Red Patch
- Interview Amanda Smith, MD, KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates, about the unique aspects of heart health in girls.
MORE: Last summer KentuckyOne Health announced the Go Red Patch program in partnership with the American Heart Association and Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council to educate young girls about their hearts and how to keep them healthy.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign, locally sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, is designed to educate and raise awareness about the risk of heart disease among women.
The Go Red Girl Scout Patch program offers various activities for each troop level from Daisies through Seniors and Ambassadors. The number of activities needed to complete the patch depends on troop level. Activities include understanding risk factors for heart disease, learning how the heart functions, the basics of cholesterol and its impact on the heart, what makes a healthy diet and CPR.
For more information about Go Red For Women, the signs, symptoms or risk factors of heart disease and stroke and more, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org.