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Brunch, fashion show to focus on heart health

Rock the Red will take place Feb. 23; RSVPs due by Feb. 14

A sign directs visitors at the Perry Memorial Hospital complex on Park Avenue East in Princeton. The hospital will host its Rock the Red Heart Health Brunch and Fashion Show on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., brunch will be served at noon.
A sign directs visitors at the Perry Memorial Hospital complex on Park Avenue East in Princeton. The hospital will host its Rock the Red Heart Health Brunch and Fashion Show on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., brunch will be served at noon.

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital will host the Rock the Red Heart Health Brunch and Fashion Show on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., brunch will be served at noon.

Attendees are encouraged to wear red as they experience a fun-filled Sunday afternoon event to learn more about heart health.

Marcia Hartwig, Perry’s Education and Training Center coordinator, said: “Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. It is important for women of all ages to know what lifestyle changes are necessary to prevent heart disease.”

Dr. S. Das Pamnani, a Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic internal medicine physician, will share insights to live by, and there will be a number of surprises throughout the afternoon.

A heart-healthy brunch, complete with recipes, will be offered by the Park Avenue Café, sponsored by the Perry Memorial Foundation. The afternoon will conclude with Prince­ton’s local boutiques showcasing family spring fashions with a touch of red.

More than 400,000 lives are lost each year to heart disease. This is the same number of deaths per year as all forms of cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes combined.

Regular exercise, healthy eating and medical check-ups are all a part of managing cardiovascular disease. Plan to attend to learn about those risk factors that fall within an individual’s control.

Plan to wear red and attend this free event. Seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 14, by calling 815-876-2085. For more information, visit perrymemorial.org/rockthered.

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