Covenant & American Heart Assoc. to host Go Red for Women luncheon - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/8/10

Covenant & American Heart Assoc. to host Go Red for Women luncheon

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Women across the South Plains are invited to attend The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon to learn how to fight heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.

This year's luncheon will take place on Thursday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Knipling Education Conference Center (21st Street & Louisville Avenue, 6th floor of West Parking Garage).

The event features complimentary health screenings, vendor exhibits and physician-led discussions from 10 - 11:45 a.m. The program and luncheon will begin at noon with Marsha Sharp serving as master of ceremonies.

Dr. Ray Smith, family medicine practitioner at Covenant, will speak on the topic of "Know Your Numbers." His speech will help attendees better understand what blood pressure numbers really mean and how to follow them to maximize your heart health. Dr. Jason Bradley, a cardiologist at Covenant, will also share how women's symptoms differ from men's.

Diana Jordan, a health care humorist and the luncheon's guest speaker, will share her program, "Laughing for Heart Health."

"The "purse-a-nality" silent auction will be a very exciting part of the event," Sharyn Ivory, the Go Red for Women 2010 chair, said. "Women from the community donate purses filled with their favorite things to help raise money to educate women about our number one killer, heart disease."

The money raised from the luncheon goes to support awareness, education and research of heart disease in women. The deadline to buy tickets for the luncheon is Thursday, April 1. Tickets are $20 each.

If you are interested in taking part in Go Red activities or attending the Go Red Event & Luncheon, please call the American Heart Association at (806) 748-2500.

Go Red for Women educates and connects millions of women of all ages. The American Heart Association continues to fight this number one killer by helping women turn simple choices into life-saving actions. Whether it's eating healthier, exercising more, reducing their cholesterol or quitting smoking, Go Red helps women make these choices for themselves and each other.

For more information about Go Red for Women, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART. Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by Macy's and Merck & Co., Inc.

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