As you may know, February is the month to GO RED For Women for the American Heart Association. Let’s all wear red this month in support of our friends and family that have battled, are battling, or have lost their fight to heart disease. Rochester Woman Online will even hold A Day of Empowering Women…GO RED FOR WOMEN event on Sunday, February 19th from 12-5pm at the Century Club of Rochester to help benefit the AHA featuring over 75+ vendors for the ultimate ladies day out. Plus, you can meet our absolutely stunning February cover woman, WHEC TV 10’s very own Lynette Adams! Be sure to read her amazing story, one she only shared with our editor Cheryl Kates-Benman.

Discrimination can be an everyday experience for many transgender people and can affect nearly every area of life. The conflict over transgender bathrooms is a topic that is become very controversial over the past few months. This month, our columnist Gabrielle Hermosa jumps into this hot topic in her eye opening six page spread…what are your thoughts?  Are we as a country being discriminating? Is it a safety issue? The laws on the books don’t always translate into actual fair treatment for the transgender community. Read about a first hand point of view.

Another hot topic in our country, and in the Rochester community is the increasing heroin epidemic. Join Cheryl Kates-Benman as she dives into stories of personal and family struggles with this skyrocketing addiction. Over the past four years, Monroe County overdoses have skyrocketed. How to know if someone you love has a problem with heroin & what to do? Well, Luci Zagari joins us in this edition tellsing her heart wrenching , very personal story of her sons struggle, his incarceration, near death experience, and what the future holds for them. You won’t want to miss reading every single word of this incredible article.

Don’t forget to enjoy all of the great videos that are throughout this go red edition, especially our Platter Chatter feature on the public market!  Enjoy every last word. Every advertisement. Every incredible story, and let’s all enjoy everything Rochester has to offer!