WHO: Belton Regional Medical Center
WHAT: Eighth Annual Go Red/Ladies’ Night OUT
WHEN: Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, February 25, 2016
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. hors d’oeuvres and refreshments; heart-healthy exhibits
6:30 p.m. Heart Jeopardy Program
WHERE: Memorial Station, 602 Mauer Parkway, Belton, Missouri 64012
WHY: February is National Heart Month and a time to talk seriously about women and heart disease, which is the #1 killer of women, with more than 500,000 deaths annually. One woman dies of heart disease every minute; women of all ages are at risk, with nearly 9,000 women under 45 years of age suffering a heart attack each year. More women die of heart disease each year than all types of cancer plus other diseases combined, more than 11 times that of breast cancer.
Belton Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare and heart care provider—will host the 8thth Annual Go Red/Ladies’ Night Out. Dr. Elizabeth Dang, M.D., Cardiologist at Belton Regional Medical Center and a subject matter expert on women’s heart health, will be master of ceremonies for a Heart Jeopardy Program, which will feature Dr. Doug Bradley M.D., Family Practice; Dr. Heather Savedra M.D., Internal Medicine; and Dr. Carrie Totta M.D., Cardiologist.
Known for its community-based patient care for more than 30 years, Belton Regional Medical Center is an advocate for women’s heart health, and hosts Go Red/Ladies’ Night Out as an educational opportunity for women to learn about their risks, heart attack prevention, and how to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. The event is free and open to adult women within the Belton, Raymore, Peculiar, and Grandview communities. Venue is provided by Belton Parks & Recreation.
“Belton Regional Medical Center is committed to helping the women in our communities join in the fight against heart disease by taking those first steps toward living a heart-healthy lifestyle,” says Todd Krass, Chief Executive Officer, Belton Regional Medical Center. “We are proud to offer this forum, headlined by Dr. Dang, with Dr. Bradley, Dr. Savedra and Dr. Totta participating. It’s part of the service we provide the community to promote its health and well-being.”
There is no charge for Go Red/Ladies Night In; however reservations are required and can be made by calling (816) 348-1420. For more information on Belton Regional Medical Center, visit beltonregionalmedicalcenter.com.