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Downtown Elkhart event to raise awareness of heart disease among women

An event at the Lerner Theatre will raise awareness of heart disease among women.

Posted on Feb. 20, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

ELKHART — The American Heart Association is teaming up with IU Health Goshen Heart and Vascular Center to paint the town red.

The Elkhart County Go Red for Women Affair in Red on Thursday, Feb. 27, will raise awareness of heart disease in women. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lerner Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom in downtown Elkhart.

“Cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer of women in Michiana and the entire country,” Dr. Mark Smucker, the center’s medical director of cardiology, said in a news release. “The Go Red for Women movement is so critical in raising awareness and funds for lifesaving research and education programs in our communities.”

The heart health expo will include a doctors’ panel and a special Go Red show with designer fashions from Stephenson’s and styling by Bethza in Elkhart and Salon J in Goshen. IU Health Goshen Heart and Vascular Center will lead the panel with local physicians including cardiothoracic surgeon Walter Halloran and neurologist Jody Neer. Michiana resident Beth Anne Anderson will share a personal story about how heart disease has impacted her family.

Tickets for the event are $50 at Stephenson’s in downtown Elkhart or at michianagoredforwomen.org. For more details, call 274-1783.

Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Angelle Barbazon on Twitter at @tweetangelle.




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