Improvement Association Celebrates Go Red for Women

The Improvement Association’s staff, Jacqueline Ricks, Education Coordinator; Karlesha Hines, Health and Disabilities Coordinator; and Alice Harris, Teacher; “Go Red.”

According to, cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year. In order to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease and strokes as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red for Women, a social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

In an effort to show their support, The Improvement Association students and staff wore red on Feb. 3 and is using the month of February to focus on heart health. Kerri Combs, a nurse with Cardiac Rehab at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, will be speaking at this month’s Health Advisory meeting on Feb. 15. Additionally, The Improvement Association’s registered dietician, Hayley Billingsley, will speak about healthy body mass indexes (BMI) and healthy eating.

The Improvement Association’s Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 program year. Please contact our office at 434-634-2490.

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