Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, February 13, 2019 - Western Reserve Hospital will host their annual Heal Your Heart Luncheon on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium. As part of American Heart Month, the event has a history of saving lives and increasing awareness of heart disease among women.
“It is vital that we continue to educate the community about this health risk and the early warning signs, that if identified, can save a life and undue illness,” said Dr. Robert Kent, president and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital. “We look forward to hosting community members at this special event, helping attendees to learn and inform others of the importance of heart health.”
Virginia C. Addicott, President and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical, will emcee the event. Keynote speakers include Dr. Larry Saltis, Neurology and Sleep Medicine Physician at Unity Health Network, Rajini Poth, PhD, Stroke Survivor, and Beverly Martin, Owner of PAK Computers.
“I understand the importance of heart health, based on a family history of genetic issues,” said Addicott. “Knowing the signs and symptoms that provide early detection are incredibly important to save or improve a life.”
“I want women to understand the warning signs and seek help before it’s too late,” said Martin. “I never thought I’d have a heart attack and I want everyone to know the importance of regular screenings. I’ve lived a life of heartache and faced great challenges, but it’s key to fight back and stay healthy.”
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills one in three women annually, which accounts for about one woman every minute. Over half of women who die suddenly from coronary heart disease experience no previous symptoms. Symptoms vary among women and are different than those seen by men.
The event is free to the public with lunch provided. Seating for the luncheon is limited and spots are filling up quickly. Reserve your seat by February 15 through Eventbrite here or call (330) 926-3445.