Chances are, all Richland County residents know someone affected by heart disease and stroke. An upcoming community event will show how small actions can lead to big changes in heart health — while also providing residents a healthy lunch to enjoy with their neighbors.
The County, in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) and Wholespire Richland County, announces the second annual Go Red for Women Lunch & Learn, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. The County’s event was inspired by the AHA’s Go Red for Women initiative, which aims to raise awareness about heart health among women.
The event will be at the Busby Community Center, 1735 Busby St., Columbia. To attend, please register via Eventbrite: go-red-richland2.eventbrite.com. Participants are encouraged to wear red.
Community speakers will include:
- Gretchen D. Barron, District 7 County Councilwoman and Executive Champion, American Heart Association of the Midlands
- Kiwan N. Fitch, a personal development and career coach. In 2018, Fitch launched the Journey Towards Purpose program as part of the J2P Global Institute LLC, offering personal development and brand development courses, conferences and coaching sessions in business, nonprofit organizational leadership, and business incorporation.
- Maranda Williams, marketing and communications director for the American Heart Association of the Midlands. Williams has worked in marketing and communications with The State newspaper, S.C. state government, the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology.
Space is limited. Attendees who register for the event will receive a special lunch catered by Chef Eddie Green, along with giveaways sponsored by Richland County, the AHA and Wholespire. Free, on-site blood pressure screenings will also be available; no appointment or registration required.
To learn more about the Go Red for Women initiative or to donate, visit the AHA’s website: www.goredforwomen.org/.