Fact. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for Black women.
The Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW) announced today that enrollment for its Healthy Women 4 Healthy Families program is now open! Funded by AstraZeneca, the Healthy Women 4 Healthy Families program is an important initiative aimed at equipping African-American women at risk of cardiovascular diseases, principally heart disease and stroke, with the tools, knowledge and motivation to lose weight and adopt healthier lifestyles that reduce the risks associated with cardiovascular disease. This FREE program offers metro Atlanta women the chance to take part in 8 weeks of nutrition, weight and stress management workshops that will change their lives. Women who complete the program will receive a complimentary Full Wellness Visit (services include but are not limited to a complete physical, pap smear and full blood analysis valued at $150), quarterly clinical follow-up health screenings as well as various prizes and rewards throughout the program for participation. “Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for black women, and the Healthy Women 4 Healthy Families program offers innovative, fun ways to address it,” says Jemea Dorsey, CEO of the Center for Black Women’s Wellness. “We are truly excited to help a second group of women improve their health and overall well-being.”
Are you eligible?
To be eligible to participate in the Healthy Women 4 Healthy Families program you must be an African-American woman, 18 years or older with high cholesterol or a family history of heart disease, who is interested in losing weight. Interested participants must visit www.CBWW.org to complete an online enrollment form or click HERE to register. Program registration ends July 16, 2012. Open seats are limited.
To request interview opportunities with program facilitators and instructors along with photos from past program participation, contact Ashley Tanks with Brainchild Associates at 678-884-4008 ext. 712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on CBWW visit www.cbww.org.
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