September 30, 2023

Go Red for heart health

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Cayman women will be dressing in red for heart health on Friday, when the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) is partnering with Baptist Health International to bring the 3rd Annual Red Dress Learn & Live Luncheon, to mark Heart Awareness Month.

The Luncheon will be preceded by a Women’s Heart Care Extravaganza Expo. Keynote speaker at the luncheon, Dr. Michael Ozner, will be speaking on the topic: “A Six-week Cardiac Makeover for a Lifetime of Optimal Health.”

Dr. Ozner is the best-selling author of “Miami Mediterranean Diet” which was voted as one of the top three most popular diets of 2011.

Secretary to the CHF Charmaine Moss explained the purpose of the luncheon: “It aims to educate participants about their risk of heart disease and what they can do to decrease that risk. It also encourages everyone to spread the word throughout the community.

“Most people know someone affected by heart disease: ‘Heart disease is the number-one killer of women,’ however, only half of women recognise it as their leading killer,” Ms Moss added.

“All proceeds from this event will benefit Cayman Heart Fund in their efforts to alert, reduce, and prevent heart disease in the Cayman Islands.”

On the same day the Cayman Heart Fund is inviting all schools and other organisations to participate in the Red Dress-Down Day.

“We ask that whatever contribution they collect to contact me for collection.  Also, we invite them to take a picture and submit it to us at the Cayman Heart Fund,” Ms Moss added.

The Women’s Heart Care Expo will open at 10:30am until the luncheon begins at 12:30pm.

Expo attendees will enjoy a musical interlude by Kate Allenger and exhibits from business will include: Mobile Fitness Solutions, CrossFit 7 Mile, Bliss Living Yoga, Body Works, Silver Rain Spa, Chocolate Creations, Black Trumpet, Tea Time in Cayman, Gawk & Leer, Audi (Arch Automotive), Kara’s Glass Garden, Beach Bubbles, A Touch of Thai, Market at the Grounds, Beyond Basics, Magnum Jewelers, and Every Bloomin’ Thing.

Red dress displays will come courtesy of Funky Monkey, NKY, Off the Peg, Arabus Boutique, Ziba, Reba Dilbert, and Silver Rain Retail Store.

In addition, The Cayman Islands Heart Truth Champions will provide heart health materials, blood pressure, waist circumference, and body mass index screening as well nutrition and dietary advice.

The day after the luncheon, on Saturday, 3 March, the Cayman Heart Fund will host its fifth annual Heart Health Fair at the Arts and Recreation Centre in Camana Bay, from 8am-2pm.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 516-7323.

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