Friday, June 12, 2009

Baptist Health Miami Raises Awareness and Funds for Heart Health at Red Dress Event

The Turks & Caicos Heart Foundation, along with Baptist Health International Center of Miami, hosted an annual Red Dress event to raise awareness about women’s heart health as part of the international “Go Red for Women” campaign. 

Funds raised at the event were used to assist heart patients of the Turks & Caicos with medication and other personal needs during these difficult times.

“Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women,” said association President Karen Malcolm, “Awareness about healthy lifestyle choices and early detection of heart disease are more important than ever. We are grateful to all participating in this important event, particularly Baptist Health, for helping us to promote this vital mission.”

One hundred guests attended the luncheon, including government officials, medical staff, heart patients and other influential members of the community. Renowned cardiologist, Dr. Marcus St. John, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist with the Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, was the keynote speaker at the event and his presentation was broadcasted via webcast.

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