To raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat, Lincoln County Medical Center will host the 5th Annual Red Dress Luncheon. The event will take place on National Wear Red Day, Friday February 3, 2011 at 12 noon located at Stefanina’s Banquet Center. Dr. Gregory Gabliani, Board Certified Cardiologist will speak to the preventative measures that can be taken to avoid heart disease
among women who are the primary caregivers of loved ones and friends and often forget to care for themselves.
Dr. Gregory Gabliani graduated from the University of Illinois, completed his training at Duke University and completed his fellowship in Cardiology at Parkland Hospital, University of Texas and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital in addition to spending time on the faculty at SLU. He is very passionate about heart health and looks forward to reaching out to women in our community and alerting them of their personal risk factors for heart disease.
According to Dr. Gabliani “Our Red Dress Luncheon is a great opportunity to reach out to women in our community and alert them to their personal risk factors for heart disease. By joining together we can raise awareness locally about heart disease and help lead women on the path to prevention.”
Tickets are $15 per person and must be paid in advance. Space is limited. To reserve your tickets today, please contact Louise Simpson at 636-528-3300.
National Wear Red Day is a day when Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness.
Lincoln County Medical Center activities are in partnership with The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign warning women about their risk of heart disease. The campaign is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and other organizations committed to the health and well-being of women.
About The Heart Truth
Awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women has nearly doubled in the last 12 years. However, most women fail to make the connection between heart disease risk factors and their personal risk of developing the disease. The Heart Truth is a national campaign for women about heart disease and is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of
Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Through the campaign, the NHLBI leads the nation in a landmark heart health awareness-to-action movement that is being embraced by millions who share the common goal of better heart health for all women.
The Heart Truth created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women. The Red Dress® reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.
For more information about women and heart disease, including materials about women and heart disease, please visit http://www.hearttruth.gov or call the NHLBI Health Information Center at 301-592-8573.