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Go Red For Women Luncheon & Health Expo

November 17, 2011
The Maui Weekly

Go Red For Women Luncheon & Health Expo

In an effort to educate Maui County women about the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association will host Hawai'i's 2nd Annual Premiere Go Red For Women Luncheon presented by Macy's and Merck on Saturday, Nov. 19, at The Fairmont Kea Lani.

The goal of the luncheon is to empower local women with the knowledge they need to live longer and stronger lives and provide them with resources about protecting their health. Attendees are invited to attend a health expo featuring a cooking demo, health screenings, mini spa treatments and silent auction shopping from 9 to 11 a.m., with a heart healthy lunch and holiday inspired fashion show to follow from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Go Red For Women Luncheon dollars benefit research, community and professional programs in Hawai'i and assist the American Heart Association in its mission to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Individual tickets are $100 and table sponsorships are available; visit www.MauiGoRedLuncheon.org.

For information, contact your American Heart Association office at 244.7185, or email Kauwela.a.Bisquera@heart.org.

The luncheon emcee is Maui's own Tony Takitani. The 2011 Go Red for Women Luncheon Chair is Karin Harris, president of Maui Office Machines & Furnishings.

Macy's will sponsor the fashion show, and Aloha Surgical Center has signed on to be the luncheon's "Eat Your Heart Out Meal" sponsor by providing every guest with a recipe of the event's dessert.

Other local sponsors include Maui Office Machines & Furnishings, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Island Dental, Pfizer, 101 Financial, Maui Family Chiropractic and St. Jude Medical.

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Each year, heart disease claims the lives of nearly 500,000 mothers, wives, daughters, friends, sisters and friends-nearly 3,000 lives in Hawai'i. More women die of heart disease than the next five causes of death combined, including all cancers. Surveys show that most women are more afraid of breast cancer than of cardiovascular disease, even though one in 28 women die from breast cancer, while almost one in three die from cardiovascular disease.

 
 

 

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