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The 9th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Fashion Show to take place September 16 at Baywood Greens


Heart disease is the Number 1 killer of men and women. In the United States, one out of every four women dies of heart disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.

To raise awareness about heart disease in women, the American Heart Association in 2004 kicked off the Go Red for Women social and educational initiative, which includes an annual fundraising luncheon bringing women together to learn more about the disease so that they can empower themselves.

Beebe Healthcare will sponsor the 9th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Fashion Show Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the Clubhouse at Baywood Greens in Long Neck. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The cost is $30 a person.

Keynote speaker will be cardiologist Rajinder Prasad, MD, FACC, Medical Director of the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease™ at Beebe Healthcare. Dr. Prasad is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and has been a member of the Beebe Medical Staff since 2003. He has offices in Lewes and in Ocean View. He earned his medical degree in 1993 from the Indira Gandhi Medical College in India and subsequently had specialized training in cardiology with proficiency in cardiac catheterization, nuclear medicine, 2-D & Stress echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC.

Dr. Prasad has been Medical Director of the Beebe Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for more than four years. The program, which is certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), has been in existence at Beebe since 1982.

As an extra addition to the luncheon event, community health nurses from the Beebe’s Population Health Department will be providing free blood pressure screenings from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for those attending the luncheon.

Co-Chairs of the event are Pat Sandy of the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary and Judy Aliquo, President and CEO of the Beebe Medical Foundation. For tickets, contact either Pat Sandy at (302) 236-1537, or Muriel Pfeiffer at (302) 947-2640.

Choices for the lunch entrée are: Caribbean chicken salad, Scottish salmon sandwich, or grilled vegetable wrap.

Checks, for $30 per person, are to be made to the American Heart Association/So DE. They should be sent to: Muriel Pfeiffer, 13 Apache Ave., Millsboro, DE, 19966. Donations are welcome.

Caption: Rajinder Prasad, MD, FACC, Medical Director of the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease™ at Beebe Healthcare

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services. For more information, please visit us online at Beebe Healthcare.