Notre Dame, community plan healthy heart event

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini


The newMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts will be the venue for the American Heart Associations first communityGo Red for Womenevent from5to8 p.m.Tuesday, May 3.

The event aims to inspire lifestyle changes that can prevent cardiovascular disease or promote recovery among those who already have heart disease or have suffered from a stroke. Admission tickets are $25 and are on sale by contacting the performing arts center at 631-2800.

Alex Jamieson, a holistic health counselor and chef who appeared in the award-winning documentary filmSuper Size Mewill deliver the keynote address.

The event also will include a fashion show featuring local heart disease survivors modelingredattire from local retailers. Notre Dame chefs are schedule to provide cooking demonstrations on healthy eating. Educational booths and screening opportunities also are planned.

Another feature of the event will be a live and silent fundraising auction. All proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Live auction items include an extreme makeover kit with teeth whitening, makeup and hair styling, and a ruby and diamondGo Redpiece designed by a local jeweler. Participants in the silent auction can bid for such prizes as lunch for four with football Coach Charlie Weis or a dinner cooked in your home by Notre Dame Executive Chef Don Miller.

The American Heart Associations Go Red campaign intends to draw attention to the fact that cardiovascular disease, claims the lives of more women than the next seven causes of death combined. Nearly 500,000 women a year die each year from cardiovascular-related incidents.

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