Skip to main content

Go Red: Battling Heart Disease in Women One Step at a Time

In the heart of San Antonio, Texas, a significant event unfolded, marking a milestone in the journey towards better cardiovascular health for women. The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (MBC), under the spiritual leadership of Rev. Dr. Jerry W. Dailey, hosted the Go Red Event, an initiative focused on shedding light on the critical disparities in heart disease and women’s health. With a ministry foundation built on intentional love and a commitment to discipleship, MBC provided the perfect backdrop for this vital conversation.

The event, aptly titled “Having Babies, Health, and Hormones,” took center stage, addressing the black maternal fetal health crisis and the cardiovascular risks tied to hormonal changes in women. Dr. Travis Batts, a prominent figure in the health community, played a pivotal role in spearheading the discussions and activities throughout the day. His expertise, combined with the collective efforts of various partners, underscored the community’s dedication to tackling these issues head-on.

The collaborative spirit of the event was evident in the participation of the MBC Health Care Ministry, MBC Social Justice Ministry, Dr. Keisha Loftin of Lumina Wellness & Aesthetics Center, members of the San Antonio Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, and the Theta Eta chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, who co-sponsored the event. This wide-ranging support highlighted the communal approach to health advocacy and education.

One of the most memorable moments of the day was the exercise session led by Dr. Batts. Shifting gears from his usual role, he energized the crowd with a heart-pumping Zumba class, demonstrating the importance of physical activity in maintaining heart health. This engaging session not only brought smiles and laughter but also emphasized the practical steps individuals can take towards a healthier lifestyle.

The success of the Go Red Event at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church was palpable, with attendees leaving empowered and informed about the critical health issues facing women today. The discussions initiated and the partnerships forged set the stage for ongoing efforts to address health disparities and promote well-being within the community.

As we reflect on the achievements of this event, it’s clear that the journey towards better health is a collective one, requiring the support, dedication, and passion of individuals and organizations alike. The Go Red Event is just the beginning, with hopes of expanding its reach and impact in the years to come. Through education, advocacy, and actionable initiatives, we can continue to make strides in improving women’s cardiovascular health and overall well-being.

In a world where health disparities continue to pose significant challenges, events like the Go Red at MBC stand as beacons of hope and action. They remind us of the power of community, the importance of informed discussion, and the undeniable impact of taking intentional steps towards a healthier future for all women.