Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths every year. The warning signs are not the same for women as they are for men. They can include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Heart disease and stroke do not discriminate by age, ethnicity or background. It is important to know your numbers and do what you can to prevent permanent or fatal damage from both–even if it means going to the hospital at an inconvenient time to make sure everything is okay.
Learn more about how to stay heart healthy and your personal wellness by visiting your doctor and www.goredforwomen.org.
You can support the life-saving efforts of the American Heart Association by attending their Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 25 at 11 a.m at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ijeoma N. Okogbue of Carilion Clinic Cardiology. The event will also include a fashion show by Macy’s, a networking reception with a silent auction, and heart-healthy living demos, education, and lunch.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website or call 540-989-2810.
Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend the Roanoke NRV Heart Walk this Saturday, October 17 at River’s Edge Park, hosted by the American Heart Organization. Registration and festivities will begin at 9 am. At 10 am, the opening ceremony/survivor ceremony and walk will begin.
This is a great opportunity for the community to come together, raise funds and increase awareness to prevent heart disease and strokes. Heart disease and stroke survivors will wear red capes and lead participants through the walk, along with a coach and horses from Wells Fargo. Entertainment will include a performance by National Baton Twirling Champion Harlie Dale, the national anthem by Carolyn Cox, and The Loose Strings Band.
This event will also have a red heart balloon arch where participants can pose for photos and a “Kids Zone” featuring face painting, a balloon artist, Heart Man, and Q-Bear mascots. Go to www.roanokenrvheartwalk.org for more information and to register.
14 Days of Love: Day TWO!
Magnolia is giving away a beautiful heart pendant necklace by Charlene K! Say “I love you” with this beautiful piece of jewelry, an eternal reminder of your thoughtfulness.
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