AHA_Go_Red_de_Corazon_LogoTelemundo news anchor María Celeste Arrarás and Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., chief medical officer for prevention at the American Heart Association, co-hosted a luncheon on Thursday to encourage Latina women to take control of their health and help their families to live healthier lives.

The Miami luncheon is the kickoff for American Heart Month in February and is part of Go Red Por Tu Corazón, the AHA’s bilingual heart-health movement for Latinas and a sister cause of the association’s Go Red For Women movement.

Go Red Por Tu Corazón promotes healthy eating and physical activity, building on Latinas’ strong ties to family and cultural traditions.

Only one in three Latina women know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Many are unaware that 80 percent of all cardiac events, such as heart attacks, can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Go Red For Women is the AHA’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. It challenges women to reduce their heart disease risks, provides tools to help them be healthier and advocates for women’s cardiovascular disease research.

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