The Anniston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated celebrated National Day of Red for Women by hosting a health fair earlier today. People all over the country wore red clothing today to bring awareness to the importance of eating and living a healthy life. Heart disease is the number one killer in women, effectively taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
Two years ago, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority partnered with the American Heart Association to bring more awareness to this issue. During the health fair, people were able to get their blood pressure taken, speak with a dietician and more. Every year, the Go Red for Women movement grows bigger and bigger. President Marie Rhoden says she wants everyone to know that it’s never too late to start eating and living a healthier life.
Rhoden says this year’s guest speaker was a local cardiologist who spoke to visitors about Cholesterol, Diabetes, and other factors that are associated with heart disease.