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February 1, 2010

Corbin going red for women’s health

By Becky Manley / Staff Writer

Humor, door prizes and a free meal will be offered during a fun evening aimed at eliminating the number one killer of women — heart disease.

Go Red for Women: Ladies Night Out will be held Thursday at the Corbin Center for Technology and Community Activities.

The event comes the day before National Wear Red Day, referring to the national campaign by the American Heart Association to raise awareness about heart disease among women.

While the topic is serious, Sherelene Fortney, cardiac educator for Baptist Regional Medical Center, said the local event will be fun as well as informative.

One of the featured speakers is humorist Margie Dimond, who is the education coordinator for Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Fortney said. Other speakers include Barbara Bailey, an anchor for WKYT-TV and Melissa Jones of WKDP Radio.

“We wanted it to be a fun night,” Fortney said.

Participants will learn about risk factors that can lead to heart disease as well as realistic lifestyle changes for a healthier life, Fortney said.

“We want women to just be empowered,” Fortney said.

“Ladies Night Out” is one of two Tri-County events in February. The other, a “Go Red for Women Lunch and Learn,” will be held Feb. 26 at the London Community Center, according to Sharon Hershberger, public affairs director. More information or registration for the London event is available by calling Kacy at 606-878-3295.

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