February 3, 2017 Northwest Maritime Center 11:30 am - doors open 12:00 noon - lunch is served 1:30 pm - closing remarks
Jefferson Healthcare Foundation is excited to host and invite women to the second annual WellHearts Luncheon on February 3, 2017, National Wear Red Day, at the Northwest Maritime Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. February is Heart Health Month and this event is part of the campaign to educate and raise awareness about the critical issue of heart health for women.
Attendees are encouraged to wear red.
The event’s keynote speaker is Dr. Judy Gayne practicing at Jefferson Healthcare’s Family Medicine Clinic. Dr. Gayne is a board certified in internal medicine and will be speaking on women and heart disease . Dr. Karen Forbes, a Jefferson Healthcare Hospitalist and newly appointed Cardiac Diagnostic Services Medical Director will be the event’s emcee. Dr. Forbes has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. Funds raised from this event will go towards support equipment in cardiac services monitoring and nuclear camera testing.
"We want women of our community to know they are in charge of their health. Through education, awareness, and understanding the meaning behind their health screening numbers, they can make lifestyle changes that will help them live longer and stronger”, said Judy Tordini, RN, Jefferson Healthcare Cardiology Program Director and President of the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation.
Tickets for the event are $50 and include a healthy lunch prepared by Jefferson Healthcare’s Executive Chef Arran Stark. There will be information tables about heart health and each attendee will receive a goody bag to take home. To purchase tickets, sponsor a table, or to make a donation, please contact Kate Burke at email@example.com or call 360-385-2200 ext. 2014 to reserve your spot. Last year’s event sold out. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
Women make up more than half of Jefferson County population, but did you know that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year? While heart disease risk begins to rise in middle age, heart disease develops over time and can start at a young age, even in the teen years. It's never too early, or too late, to take action to prevent and control the risk factors for heart disease. Although significant progress has been made in increasing awareness among women that heart disease is their #1 killer, most women fail to make the connection between heart disease risk factors and their personal risk of developing the disease. Studies show that only one in five women believes heart disease is her greatest health threat. This disease is largely preventable, but kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. These are the facts and ones that can be changed through effective prevention programs and education on healthy eating, exercise and other lifestyle changes.