PCH/FMC Invites Community to Feb. 4 ‘Wear Red Luncheon’

1/14/2014

In recognition of American Heart Month, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will sponsor a “Wear Red Luncheon” on Tuesday, February 4, at the Clubhouse at Eagle Ridge in Paris.

All community women are invited to bring their sisters, daughters, coworkers, and friends. They are encouraged to wear red and join PCH/FMC as it supports the fight against heart disease.

A “health expo” will be available from 11 am to noon and consist of interactive displays and educational materials.
 
Lunch will be served from noon to 1 pm. During the lunch hour, keynote speaker Dr. Tony Nasser, cardiologist at Providence Medical Group in Terre Haute, will discuss the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease in women, common heart conditions, and the importance of heart health. Feel free to come and go as your lunch period allows.

“As women, it’s our responsibility to educate ourselves on the topic of heart disease and prevention,” said Leighsa Cornwell, RN, community health and disease management coordinator at PCH/FMC. “This luncheon is a great opportunity to learn more about heart disease and to show support for the fight against heart disease in women. Heart disease is still the number one killer of American women, causing more deaths than all forms of cancer combined.”

Health expo participants will include the following:

  • Edgar County Health Department (Suzy Tribby), smoking cessation.
  • The Rec Center, free, two-minute massages.
  • Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center (Janet Gobin, RN), cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center (Rachel Massey, RN), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center (Carolyn Sutton, LCSW), stress management.
  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weight loss programs.

The lunch cost is $15 per person. Please register by January 30. Call Leighsa Cornwell at 217-465-2606, Ext. 228, or visit ParisCommunityHospital.com/WearRedLunch.

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