Record Money Raised For Olympic
Medical Center Foundation Red, Set, Go! Heart
The Olympic Medical Center
Foundation's Red, Set, Go! Heart Luncheon presented by the Jamestown S'Klallam
tribe raised a record $61,000 on Friday, as over 270 people gathered at Vern
Burton Community Center to learn how to prevent heart disease.
from the event will go toward the purchase of devices that give immediate
feedback on the quality of compression and ventilator support during a code
blue situation. "Once again, we were able to raise money for something that
will save lives," said event chair Karen Rogers.
of our sponsors, 100 percent of all money raised at the luncheon itself will go
towards the purchase of the new equipment," said Foundation Executive Director
at the event included local cardiologist Dr. Kara Urnes, Dr. Fran Broyles of
Swedish Medical Center, and Betsy Schulz, who delivered the annual heart
disease "survivor" story. You can view Dr. Fran Broyles presentation here.
The educational lunch promotes
that the key to eradicating heart disease is education. "The purpose of our
event is to inspire women to learn how to improve their heart health. Many women are surprised to learn that heart
disease is the number one killer of women," said Rogers.
"We are still receiving
donations towards the purchase of the compression devices," said Skinner.
"People interested in contributing can contact our office at 360-417-7144."
Red, Set, Go
February 23rd, 2018
11:30 AM - 2 PM
Vern Burton Community Center