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Live Model Accessory Auction
11:30 – 12:00 Auction Closes
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch & Program
1:30 – 2:30 Post-event check-out
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Go Red Ambassador
Months after losing my late husband to a heart attack I was shocked when I saw an American Heart Association presentation at a Rotary meeting. It was then that I learned the warning sings of a heart attack. I was devastated to realize my husband had been exhibiting many of the warning signs for weeks before he died and neither of us was educated to recognize what was coming.
It is now years later and I am happily re-married to a wonderful man. When we first met he was on heart medication and we realized we needed to learn how he could avoid the same fate. Within six months after we both made some simple lifestyle changes my husband was off all medications and we both feel better than we have in decades. I have become a strong advocate for a heart healthy lifestyle and welcome the opportunity to share information with others so they can avoid the pain of losing a loved one to a disease that is mostly preventable.
My name is Tina Blackett. I’m going Red For Women because I experienced a life threatening, life changing heart attack at age 52 earlier this year. I’d like to encourage all women to speak with their health care providers about assessing their heart disease risk. Eating a heart healthy diet, exercising daily and reducing stress are things I wish I had done better prior to my heart attack. Managing the risk is much better than managing heart disease!
My name is Carol Mathewson. On Aug. 17, 2008, at the age of 56, I participated in the Danskin Triathlon and had Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) during the swimming portion. That’s the last thing I remember until I woke up, from a coma, three days later. My family learned that, about 20 yards from the finishing line, I hung onto a man’s kayak. Then I went under water and straight down. All at the same time I had SCA, went unconscious and had a near drowning. At the hospital they paralyzed me and cooled my body temperature down for 24 hours…then brought it back up. I spent 23 days in the hospital, now have a defibullator and had five months of PT, OT, and Speech therapy.
I started back to work on Feb.4th after passing a nine-hour neuro psych evaluation. I now work full-time. I thank God every day for my recovery. I've been told that only 3% of SCA folks live and of those living, they usually aren't 100%...I'm very blessed!
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