Chicago, northwest Indiana plan heart health awareness events

Chicago-area women and the men who love them will join the fight against heart disease in women at the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women luncheon at noon on Feb. 21 at the Walnut Room at Macy’s on State Street in Chicago.

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease in women. The movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.

The Go Red For Women Luncheon, chaired this year by Sharon O’Keefe, president of University of Chicago Medical Centeri s the signature fundraising event of the campaign, which raises awareness of women’s No. 1 killer, heart disease. Tickets for the event are $250 each and may be purchased by calling (312) 476-6624 or visiting www.ChicagoGoRedforWomen.org.

In Indiana

In addition, The American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, has announced several events that are planned to take place in 2014 in northwest Indiana in support of, or to raise money for, heart health. For more information about these events, call (219) 996-4958.

Valparaiso Goes Red For Women

8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 5

Harre Union, Valparaiso University

LaPorte County Goes Red For Women

8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 12

Pottawatomie Country Club, Michigan City

Heart of Gold Gala

6 to 11 p.m. May 17

Radisson Hotel, Celebrity Ballroom, Merrillville

Go Red For Women Educational Symposium

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 29

Radisson Hotel, Celebrity Ballroom, Merrillville

Lake County Heart Walk

9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 13

Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point

Porter County Heart Walk

9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 27

Coffee Creek, Chesterton