The main event will be an educational presentation by cardiologist Rahul Aggarwal and a runway show featuring heart disease survivors and survivors relatives. The evening will also feature food, fun, and fashion provided by local vendors and community. Proceeds from sales will benefit the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women and Heart Walk initiatives. Vendors, sponsors, and other partners for the event include:
Premier High Fashion Jewelry
Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio
Palm Beach Ice Cream
Connor Moran & Terri Moran
Rose Meyerowich, Fashion Show Coordinator
Dr. Rahul Aggarwal, Cardiologist
Health and Beauty Cosmetic Surgery
"Heart disease is still our No. 1 killer - it affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined," said Casey McElhinney, the Senior Heart Walk Director for Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties. "But the strength of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends fighting side by side is more powerful than any killer" she added.
Cardiovascular disease does, indeed claim the lives of over 400,000 women each year, more than any other cause. Women are less likely than men to receive comprehensive medical care after a heart attack, and to participate in medical studies. To combat the effects of cardiovascular disease among women (and the general population), the American Heart Association undertakes such efforts as establishing guidelines for CPR and cardiovascular care, supporting the advancement of surgical techniques, promoting healthy eating choices among children and adults, and advocating the placement of AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators)
HELIX Medical Centers is a full-service, walk-in urgent care center with locations in Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth and Tequesta. HELIX Medical Centers offers comprehensive medical care for the whole family and its centers are open on weekends and evenings.
HELIX Medical Center of Tequesta is located at One Main Street, Tequesta FL 33169. For more information or directions to the event please call (561) 747-4464. On the internet www.helixcares.com
ABOUT HELIX MEDICAL CENTERS
With locations in Palm Beach and Broward, HELIX Medical Centers is a network of fully certified urgent care and walk-in medical centers open 365 days a year. Its facilities provide fast, comprehensive and affordable medical care and offer an alternative to emergency room long waits and expensive bills.
Its centers are open 7 days a week, accept most major private insurance and no appointments are necessary. Each location has been certified by the Urgent Care Association of America and offers complete services including treatment of fractures and minor trauma, physicals, flu shots and vaccinations, confidential STD testing, car accidents and on-the-job injury medical care. For more information please call 888-94-HELIX or visit www.helixcares.com
ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke - America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org
ABOUT GO RED FOR WOMEN
The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement has been impacting the health of women for 10 years. More than 627,000 women's lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Visit GoRedForWomen.org for more information or call 1-888-MYHEART.