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Over 170 women dressed in red on Friday, February 5, and attended the 3rd Annual Wear Red Day Luncheon, sponsored by the J.C. Blair Women’s Heart Health Initiative.  For more information about the J.C. Blair Women’s Heart Health Initiative, contact the Women’s Heart Health Coordinator Rachelle Hopsicker at 814.386.5729 or hearthealthy@verizon.net.

Over 170 women dressed in red on Friday, February 5, and attended the 3rd Annual Wear Red Day Luncheon, sponsored by the J.C. Blair Women’s Heart Health Initiative. For more information about the J.C. Blair Women’s Heart Health Initiative, contact the Women’s Heart Health Coordinator Rachelle Hopsicker at 814.386.5729 or hearthealthy@verizon.net.

Women’s Heart Health Featured at February Luncheon

Over 170 women dressed in red on Friday, February 5, and attended the 3rd Annual Wear Red Day Luncheon, sponsored by the J.C. Blair Women’s Heart Health Initiative. This year’s event was hosted by Juniata College and held in the Ellis Hall Ballroom. The event celebrates the nationally recognized Wear Red Day, promoting the importance of women’s heart health.

Juniata College’s Pat Kepple presided as the MC of the event which featured a presentation on stress by Hollie Kratzer, Certified Nurse Practitioner with Blair Medical Associates Cardiology group; a fashion show produced by Mount Union Senior High school students; a delicious lunch and door prizes.

The event was funded through a private donation to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation for the purpose of increasing awareness, education, and screening for risk factors related to heart disease in women.

Research shows that women who “Go Red” are more likely to make healthy choices.
- More than 1/3 have lost weight.
- Nearly 55% have increased their exercise.
- Six out of ten have changed their diets.
- More than 40% have checked their cholesterol levels.
- 1/3 have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.

For more information about the J.C. Blair Women’s Heart Health Initiative, contact the Women’s Heart Health Coordinator Rachelle Hopsicker at 814.386.5729 or hearthealthy@verizon.net.