Luncheon Feb. 3 to promote heart health for women

Posted 1/24/17

The Jefferson Healthcare Foundation invites women to its second annual WellHearts Luncheon, set for Friday, Feb. 3 – National Wear Red Day.

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at …

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Luncheon Feb. 3 to promote heart health for women

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The Jefferson Healthcare Foundation invites women to its second annual WellHearts Luncheon, set for Friday, Feb. 3 – National Wear Red Day.

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center in downtown Port Townsend. Keynote speaker is Dr. Judy Gayne, a physician at Jefferson Healthcare’s Family Medicine Clinic. Gayne, who is board certified in internal medicine, speaks about women and heart disease.

Dr. Karen Forbes, a Jefferson Healthcare hospitalist and newly appointed medical director of Cardiac Diagnostic Services, acts as host for the event. Forbes has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years.

February is Heart Health Month, and this luncheon event is part of the campaign to educate and raise awareness about the critical issue of heart health for women.

“We want women of our community to know they are in charge of their health. Through education, awareness and understanding the meaning behind their health screening numbers, they can make lifestyle changes that will help them live longer and stronger,” said Judy Tordini, R.N., Jefferson Healthcare Cardiology Program director and Jefferson Healthcare Foundation president.

Tickets are $50 and include a healthy lunch prepared by Arran Stark, Jefferson Healthcare executive chef. The event is to have information tables about heart health, and each attendee receives a take-home goody bag. To purchase tickets, sponsor a table or to make a donation, contact Kate Burke at

kburke@jeffersonhealthcare.org or call 385-2200 ext. 2014.

Tickets are available online at

jeffersonhealthcarefoundation.org.

Last year’s event sold out, so early registration is encouraged, Burke noted. Attendees are encouraged to wear red.

Health studies show that heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, Burke noted. Still, studies indicate that only one in five women believe heart disease – which is largely preventable – is their greatest health threat.

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