The red dress is a trademark of the DHHS to raise awareness of heart disease in women
Feb 1 is the Women's Heart Red Dress Luncheon
Women's Heart Foundation
PO Box 7827
West Trenton, NJ
A special day is being planned Feb 1 at the Trenton Marriott Hotel with the annual Women's Heart RED DRESS LUNCHEON, commemorating National Heart Month and the 15th annual Women's Heart Week. The theme of the event is "Be The Change" and media personality, author and life coach Jennifer Lewis-Hall will be the Celebrity Host. A RED DRESS Trunk Show by Lord and Taylor is also being planned. There will be a health exhibitor - Capital Health System to offer blood pressure screens, a vendor with vintage purses and jewelry, a Silent Auction, testimonials by women incorporating heart-healthy changes, live music and even dance. The event will be full of helpful information and tips for women. Heart disease remains the number one killer of women, so attend and get informed! Partial funding is being provided by the NIH Heart Truth Campaign. Cost is $25. Download invitation at www.womensheart.org homepage. A limited number of vendor tables are still available. For further information, call 609.771.9600 or send an email to email@example.com. more. Take care of your heart.
Bonnie Arkus, RNThe Women's Heart Foundation, a 501c3 charity, is the only non-governmental organization that implements heart disease prevention projects and is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life. Founded 1989. Incorporated June 11, 1992. Please support the WHF wellness and prevention programs. Donate at www.womensheart.org
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"This grant from Princeton Area Community Foundation will enable the Women's Heart Foundation to continue its important work of heart disease prevention", said Bonnie Arkus, WHF founder and executive director. "The Teen Esteem Health and Fitness program at Trenton Central High School is a customized curriculum specifically designed for helping girls make better health choices to help reduce their risk of early heart disease and other chronic diseases due to an unhealthy lifestyle." she said. more
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Shirley Manley lost her battle to heart disease December 15, 2008 while awaiting a lung transplant at Temple University Hospital. An ardent supporter of women's health, she was a volunteer for both the breast cancer awareness movement and women's heart disease. She was 60 years old. Shirley is pictured above at one of her last public appearances Feb 1, 2008 to rally for women with heart disease at the New Jersey State House, celebrating a proclamation from Gov Corzine to commemorate Heart Month and National Women's Heart Week in New Jersey. She was a loyal friend and generous and giving of her time. Watch her video and listen to her story. Click here
WHF receives Grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey for $15,000 for its Teen Esteem program
The Women's Heart Foundation (WHF) has received a grant in the amount of $15,000 from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to fund the WHF Teen Esteem program.
"This grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey will benefit 150 adolescent girls combating esteem issues, obesity and early risk factors for heart disease related to lifestyle. It is a comprehensive approach to teen girl health and is implemented with stakeholders to help the girls make better health choices that will follow them through their lives" says Bonnie Arkus, WHF Exec Director. The program entered its 5th year this past September and a record number of students signed up for this elective gym-alternative class.
"We are delighted to partner with the Women's Heart Foundation", said Larry Altman, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. "The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is dedicated to supporting charitable organizations making an impact in the lives of people across New Jersey." more