Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:11 AM
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 11:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Mansion will glow red for Heart Health Month.
This is the fifth year in a row that the Mansion will be lit red to highlight the impact of cardiovascular disease on all our citizens, but particularly women. It will be red from Feb. 14 through Feb. 21.
First Lady Supriya Jindal said, "One in nine women between ages 45 and 64 suffer from cardiovascular disease according to statistics from the American Heart Association. Although we tend to think of cardiovascular disease as a men's disease, more women than men actually die from cardiovascular disease. This is why it is so important for us as women to learn the early warning signs and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Go Red for Women campaign calls attention to the importance of heart health for all, especially women."
The First Lady continues to work with the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation, as well as with the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign. This year she is the Honorary Chairwoman of Baton Rouge's Go Red for Women luncheon on February 22nd at the Baton Rouge River Center.