Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year. The disease has proven to be more deadly than all known cancers combined. This is especially important for African-American women who are at an increased risk due to factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes.
On Feb. 3, the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day, women across the country will wear red to bring attention to the deadly disease and to affirm that they are taking charge of their heart health. In support of this campaign, the ladies of Sigma Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., located in Douglasville, will host a Zumba class at Hunter Park.
The class will be taught in the dance studio and begin at 7 p.m. sharp. The cost of attendance is $5 and all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.
Douglas County women are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun and exercise. All participants are also encouraged to include the color red in their workout clothing, bring a personal towel and water to keep hydrated.
Sigma Omega Omega (SOO) is a local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first African American sorority established for college educated women in 1908. In 1990, SOO was charted in Douglasville and has been serving the Douglas County community since that time. For more information about SOO’s programs and activities, visit the website at: www.sigmaomegaomega.com.