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 7th Annual Go Red/Ladies’ Night In Event on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Elizabeth Dang, M.D., Cardiologist at Belton Regional Medical Center and a subject matter expert on women’s heart health, will be the featured speaker at the event, which will be held at Memorial Station, 605 Maurer Parkway in Belton Memorial Park.
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 In 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. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so guests may visit vendor booths and enjoy appetizers and refreshments. From 5:50 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Belton Regional Medical Center Cardiologists Kiran Chilappa, M.D.; Rachel Sosland, M.D., and Carrie Totta, M.D., will be available to visit one-on-one with guests at a special “Chat with a Cardiologist” booth.
“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. Chilappa, Dr. Sosland, 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) 361-4428.