ADA — The Go Red for Women campaign is spreading across the nation like wild fire and women are taking time to focus on their hearts. This campaign strives to bring about awareness and stress the importance of a healthy heart to women.

Valley View Regional Hospital is preparing for its own healthy heart event, “A Red Dress Event: Women’s Heart Health,” from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Pontotoc Technology Center. The event will include local merchant booths and door prizes, three guest speakers, style show, and luncheon.

At this event two physicians and a registered dietitian from Valley View Regional Hospital will be giving presentations over women’s heart health issues.

Dr. Troy Norred, Valley View cardiologist, will present “Healthy Hearts Last a Lifetime,” an informative discussion of women’s heart health statistics, special issues, and preventative measures. Dr. George Robie, Valley View OB/Gyn, will present “Estrogen: Being a Woman Isn’t Easy.” This presentation will include information about estrogen and the woman’s heart along with other female specific issues such as osteoporosis and breast cancer. To round out the line-up Valley View Registered Dietitian Debbie Houlette will talk about healthy eating habits and important nutritional information for women in her presentation “Running on E? Healthy Food Fill-Up.”

Local merchants will also attend the event displaying goods and information that can help women lead a more healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Each merchant will have door prizes to be given away throughout the event. Guests will enjoy a gourmet salad luncheon for a $5 nominal fee. During lunch local clothing stores will present a women’s fashion show.

For more information, phone Susan Coleman at (580) 421-1285.

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