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Red, Set, Go Heart Luncheon

Olympic Medical Center Foundation to host 10th annual Red,Set, Go! Heart Luncheon

Port Angeles (February 1, 2016) – The Olympic Medical Center Foundation will present the Tenth annual Red, Set, Go! Heart Luncheon presented by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe on Friday, February 24, at 11:30 a.m. at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles.

Persons interested in sponsoring or attending the event – "Prevention Is Better Than the Cure" – can contact the Foundation office at 417-7144. Individual tickets are $60.

"We encourage you to attend this wonderful event," said committee chair Karen Rogers. "We have sold a record amount of sponsorships and therefore, 100 percent of all money raised at the luncheon will go towards local cardiac service care. To date we have raised over $243,000."

Special honoree at the event will be Betsy Schulz, who will deliver the "survivor" story. Also speaking on heart health education will be Dr. Kara Urnes from Olympic Medical Heart Center. Dr. Fran Broyles from Swedish Medical Center will also speak.

Education Awareness

In 2008, the OMC Foundation launched a three-year campaign to raise awareness about the critical issue of heart health for women on the Olympic Peninsula. The campaign was so successful that the Foundation decided to host an annual event.

The educational lunch promotes that the key to eradicating this disease is education. "The purpose of our event is to inspire women to become more educated to improve their heart health. Many women are surprised to learn that heart disease is the number one killer of women," said Dr. Urnes.

In the first nine years, the event has raised money to benefit patients through the Olympic Medical Center's cardiac program and save lives," according to OMC officials. Proceeds from the events have also allowed the Foundation to partner with local agencies to launch a community-wide Automated External Defibrillator program.

All proceeds raised at the educational luncheon will once again benefit local patients with heart disease issues. "We invite all the women in our community to join us at our inspiring luncheon," said Rogers.

This year funds from the luncheon will go towards the purchase of devices that give immediate feedback on the quality of compression and ventilator support during a code blue situation. "Once again, we are raising money for something that will save lives," said Rogers.

 

Red, Set, Go
February 24th, 2017
11:30 AM - 2 PM
Vern Burton Community Center


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