Rockin’ Red Ranchers go red for a cause

Rockin’ Red Ranchers supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.

Rockin’ Red Ranchers supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.

Vicki Baker

The Rockin’ Red Ranchers kicked off February with an afternoon of dining, fashion, silent auction and fellowship, all for a good cause at the Go Red for Women Luncheon, Denton. Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, more than all cancers combined. But this can be changed as 80% of all cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. “Go Red for Women” is the American Heart Association’s movement to celebrate the energy, passion and power of women to stand together to wipe out heart disease.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon is the cornerstone event of this movement aiming to heighten awareness of the issue, create a passionate call-to-action and generate funds to support education and research. The empowering event included speakers from medicine and the local community. A stroke survivor’s story related how heart disease affected her life, family and future.

The Go Red fashion show followed, featuring the latest fashion trends all designed by Texas Woman’s University and University of North Texas students from the school of fashion design. Red dresses, red pants, red boots, red hats and red jackets were showcased and reflected the theme “The Queen of Hearts” giving students an opportunity to design clothing and accessories from serious to fun and full of frivolity.

Though fashion, food and silent auction created a festive atmosphere, the event reminded us all that we are the champions of our health and women can raise their voices to end this killer. For one day the Rockin’ Red Ranchers united with woman across the Metroplex to prevent heart disease and stroke and improve the health of women in our community. Inside every woman is the power to live a longer, stronger and healthier life.