It’s time again for Ashley County’s GO RED events.

Tickets and shirts are on sale with a new shirt design event logo. Go Red sponsors are asking everyone to join in the fight against heart disease! 

Dr. Huber, from Arkansas Heart Hospital, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s banquet!

Ashley County Go Red was started to promote awareness of cardiovascular disease among women in Ashley County.

It is made up of a committee of ladies from Ashley County. Current members are Linda McDougald, Angela Willhite, Loretta Stell, Kay Wood, Pollyanna Burt, Shawna Hawkins, Ramona Hill, Carolyn Watt, and Karen Brown.

All monies raised from t-shirt sales and banquet ticket sales stays in Ashley County and is used to fund free health screenings and educational materials and to purchase AEDs when funds allow.

Their goal is make Ashley County healthier and more aware of heart disease!

National Go Red for Women Day is Friday, Feb. 7. It will be followed Tuesday, Feb. 11 with free health screening in Hamburg and Crossett.

The Hamburg screening will take place in Southern Bancorp’s lobby from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Crossett screenings will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the lobbies of Ashley County Medical Center, First State Bank, Timberline Credit Union, and Century Next Bank.

Free screenings will include blood pressure, heart rates, glucose, and cholesterol checks.

Also, Lions Club will offer free digital eye screenings at the Crossett branch of Timberline Credit Union, and the Wellness Center will offer blood pressure, glucose and Body Mass index read outs.

The annual Go Red Banquet will be Thursday, Feb. 27 in First Baptist Church’s multi ministry building at 703 Pine St. in Crossett. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the banquet and meal will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available now by contacting Joyce Cummins at 364-1271. Deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 14. 

This group is working to educate Ashley County residents about heart disease being the number one killer, more than all the cancers combined, asking everyone to make it their mission to fight it in men and women.

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