AMORY, Miss., February 29, 2012 – February is National Heart Health Awareness Month, and Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center is encouraging women to become proactive about their health.
“As women, we often put the needs of our family before our own,” said Mary Franklin, Chief Nursing Executive. “Gilmore is encouraging women to take time for themselves so that they will have time in years to come to spend with those that they love.”
Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. According to the American Heart Association, more women die of heart disease than of all forms of cancer combined. This means mothers, sisters and friends are dying at the rate of one per minute. To break the silence surrounding heart disease, Gilmore hosted the Lady In Red Fashion Show and Heart Health Luncheon at the River Birch Ballroom.
The event featured twenty local women modeling the latest spring fashions from retailers in Amory and Aberdeen. Prior to the fashion show, Dr. James Woodard will addressed the most common factors affecting women’s heart health along with warning signs every women should know.
A heart healthy luncheon was provided at no cost to attendees. Each participant also received a thank-you gift for their attendance.