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Hospital Holds 5th Annual Go Red for Women Event

February 18, 2013

Known for its community-based patient care for more than 25 years, Belton Regional Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health System — announces its 5th annual Go Red for Women Ladies Night Out event dedicated to women’s heart health.

Elizabeth Dang, M.D. and cardiologist at Belton Regional Medical Center, will be the hospital’s 2013 Go Red for Women Champion. Belton Regional Medical Center is proud to be a hospital sponsor of the Kansas City Go Red for Women Movement.

The hospital’s 2013 event will be held Feb. 25, at the Belton Freshman Center, located at 801 W. North Ave. in Belton, Mo.

The evening is being geared for adult women living within the Belton, Raymore, Peculiar and Grandview communities. There is no charge for the event, however reservations are required and can be made by calling (816) 361-4428. So ladies, grab your sister, mother or girlfriend and join us in our fight against the No. 1 cause of death in women in the U.S. — heart disease. Wear something red to help state the cause and you will receive a special gift at the event.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. giving attendees the opportunity to visit the many vendor booths and free health care screenings. New at this year’s event will be the opportunity to purchase red-colored Go Red for Women T-shirts. The T-shirts will be sold for $10 with part of the proceeds going to the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, which will be held on May 18th at Theis Park. Belton Regional Medical Center joins other HCA hospitals and physician clinics in the Kansas City area with their sponsorship of the event. Attendees also will have the opportunity to sign up to walk on Belton Regional Medical Center’s walk team.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served once participants have finished visiting the many vendor booths. The evening’s feature presentation which begins at 7 p.m. will be focused on Cardiac Prevention. Some of the topics that will be covered include: “Over the counter Cardiac Supplements,” “Cardiac Diets,” “What are the top three opinions,” and “Exercise your heart — it is the most important muscle you have.” The program will be moderated by Elizabeth Dang, M.D., Cardiologist and Rick Brown, MD, Cardiologist.

The women in our communities are empowered to help build awareness by spreading the word about the Go Red for Women movement and its mission to encourage women to take action to live a heart healthy life. Mark your calendars now for Feb. 25.

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