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