Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Woman's Heart Event Set For CRMC

The Heart and Vascular Center and The Foundation at Cookeville Regional Medical Center will be sponsoring the fourth annual “A Woman’s Heart” event for women in honor of American Heart Month and to raise money to promote awareness about women and heart disease.  “A Woman’s Heart” will be held on Thursday, February 3 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Leslie Town Centre. The event will feature a fashion show hosted by Merle Norman/Beauty Queens Boutique, live/silent auctions and a special presentation by Judy Duke/Aunt Mattie. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages will be available and all attendees will receive a gift bag. Throughout the evening attendees will be randomly selected for free 10-minute hand massages compliments of Ella Spa in Cookeville.  In addition, Cardiologists Michael Lenhart, M.D. and Mark Wathen, M.D. of Tennessee Heart will talk about women and heart disease and provide valuable information for women to help protect themselves from heart disease.

“According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women,” says Colleen Schabacker, Director of the Respiratory Care Department and Sleep Lab at Cookeville Regional and Chairperson of this year’s event. “And the good news is that with early prevention you can lower your risk significantly.”

“Our hope is that through events such as these and increased education in our communities that women will become more aware of heart disease as it pertains to them and we will see a decrease in the women it affects in our region,” adds Schabacker. “Proceeds from this annual event will begin providing patient assistance for heart health services through a new charitable fund called the Humble Hearts Fund. Through the hospital’s Foundation, this fund will benefit heart patients in need throughout the Upper Cumberland.”

All women in the Upper Cumberland are invited to attend this event and tickets are $20 each. Advanced registration is recommended. All proceeds from the registration and silent auction will be used to raise awareness for women’s heart health and to help fund the Humble Hearts Fund. For more information or to register, call The Foundation at Cookeville Regional at (931) 783-2037.