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Go Red for Women Luncheon

December 27, 2019

February is Heart Health month and on Friday, February 7th at 11:30 a.m. at Desert Wind Winery in Prosser, Prosser Memorial Health will be sponsoring a Go Red for Women Luncheon in partnership with Prosser Memorial Health Foundation and Prosser Heart Center. Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.

 

Speakers at the February luncheon will be Prosser Heart Center Cardiologist Dr. Karan Bhatti, Emily Haines speaking on her personal experience losing her sister to heart disease at 41, and Melissa Jeng, who at birth was given a life expectancy of just two years. Now at age 51, she will talk about her heartfelt journey of procedures, adventures, family and faith.

 

“It is important to shine the spotlight on women’s heart disease and raise awareness with all of us on what the signs and symptoms to watch out for as they are different than with men. I will also talk about the role family history, diet and exercise play in the prevention and management of heart disease.”- Prosser Heart Center Cardiologist Dr. Bhatti

 

The event emcee will be entrepreneur and speaker Shae Frichette. Shae is a long-time advocate for the Go Red for Women movement and hosts Wine & Arts Saves Hearts at their family winery Frichette, located on Red Mountain. Tickets for the Go Red for Women Luncheon are $50 each or a table of 8 may be purchased for $375. Event proceeds benefit the Women’s Health Fund at Prosser Memorial Health Foundation. Attendance includes a gourmet lunch, wine, fashion show, and gift bag. Tickets are available for purchase online at prosserhealth.org, via Eventbrite at pmh_goredforwomenluncheon.eventbrite.com, or by calling Prosser Memorial Health Community Relations at 509.786.6601.