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Women Celebrate Their Heart Health June 13, 2008

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Women Celebrate Their Heart Health at ‘Go Red’ Event

(June 10, 2008) – Hundreds of women, and even a few men, joined forces Tuesday morning to help bring about awareness of heart disease and its effects on women.

The annual Go Red for Women luncheon, which was sponsored by University Health Care System and the American Heart Association, was a fun-filled and informative afternoon that hopefully gave attendees a chance to learn more about their hearts.

The event started with two breakout sessions: A cooking demonstration by University Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Kim Beavers and a financial discussion title Invest in Your Heart Health.

Teresa Waters, Director of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Services at University Hospital and the 2008 Event Chair, welcomed attendees to the luncheon before turning the mic over to Meredith Anderson, news anchor at WRDW News 12..

“I want to share with you that heart disease is real, and it’s something that deserves our utmost attention because it’s women’s No. 1 killer,” Ms. Waters said. “This luncheon is about what you, as an individual, and all of us can do to reduce this heart threat.”

After lunch, attendees were entertained by comedienne Diana Jordan, who was named by Oprah Winfrey as “one of the funniest people on the planet.”

Ms. Jordan made a point to emphasis the healing power of laughter.

“Laughter can be a choice,” she said, “just like everything in life is a choice.”

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