In an ongoing effort to promote heart disease awareness among women, the Tenet hospitals in the area will be hosting two Glow Red events with celebrity chef Daniel Green.
As part of National Wear Red Day on Feb. 2, Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca are hosting two Glow Red events. The first event will be a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Larsa Banquet Hall at 2107 E. Monte Vista Ave., in Turlock. The second event will be in the evening from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at The Century at 927 10th St., in Modesto.
Green will be the featured guest speaker at both events. Green, who is also known as The Model Cook, is a celebrity chef who has appeared on Food Network’s “Kitchen Inferno” and the upcoming “Food Fortunes.” He is a host on Evine, the home shopping network and is the author of multiple cookbooks. As a healthy eating expert, he has stared in multiple webisodes for United Health Care, and has created his own range of healthy gourmet foods, ingredients and smart cooking tools to help his fans around the world cook up healthy meals at home with his simple and easy-to-do practices.
In addition to being inspired by Green to eat heathy, women who come to the Glow Red events will also hear from cardiologists and have the opportunity to learn hands-only CPR, which can save a life, as well as have their blood pressure checked and take a cardiac risk assessment to better understand their own heart health.
"One in four women die from heart disease. This is an excellent reason to be informed and take care of your heart," said Dr. Shewit Weldetensae, interventional cardiologist at Valley Heart Institute of Doctors Medical Center. "We are committed to offering high-quality, potentially life-saving cardiac care to our communities and helping women protect themselves against cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort, but women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
According to the American Heart Association an estimated 44 million women in the United States are affected by cardiovascular diseases and about 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
Tickets for both events are $30 each or a reserved table for 10 for $300. Tickets include lunch in Turlock or wine and appetizers in Modesto. The deadline to buy tickets is Friday. Attendees may call (833) 239-2065 for tickets.