Luncheon Addresses No. 1 Killer Of Women 2-17-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Luncheon Addresses No. 1 Killer Of Women 2-17-2011

Nearly 300 women have gathered for the Great Lakes Bay Region annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Conference on Thursday at Horizons Center in Saginaw.
The fundraiser inspires, educates, and moves women to love their hearts, organizers said.
The half-day event, which wraps up at 1:30 p.m., includes educational sessions, free health screenings, exhibits, and a heart healthy lunch.
The keynote speaker will be Jesse Gales, Head Chef of Weight Watchers. Self-proclaimed "foodie" Gales has proven that healthy living and the enjoyment of food can easily go hand-in-hand.
Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Gales has worked at a number of fine restaurants during her career.
She has always looked at cooking as empowerment. With a family history of weight issues, diabetes and high blood pressure she completely understands the role that our diets play in life threatening illnesses like heart disease. Although eating well can't halt heredity, she believes that how you can manage those inherited ailments is affected by what you eat.
Also on the agenda, is Chuck Cote' of Midland.
Coté is a professional speaker, author and business advisor who inspires people to Expect The Best and take responsibility for getting it! But more importantly, he is a cardiovascular disease survivor.

While on the golf course with his wife, Cote' collapsed due to having 95% blockage in two carotid arteries. He will share his story as to how the disease has affected him and his wife and how they've overcome it.
The Go Red For Women Luncheons are designed to educate attendees about the risk of heart disease in women and also generate revenue to support women's heart health education, awareness and research.
"One in three women die of cardiovascular disease," said Stacey Gannon, Go Red Chairperson. "Yet, women don't realize the risk of developing heart disease and the fact that they have the power to prevent it."
Go Red For Women is nationally supported by Macy's and Merck. Locally by Covenant HealthCare, St. Mary's of Michigan, MidMichigan Health. Media sponsors include WNEM TV5, Midland Daily News and WHNN.
TV5's own Katie O'Mara is a co-emcee of the event.

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