Beebe Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Ted Stephenson to Speak at Go Red Luncheon & Fashion Show Sept. 16

Dr. Ted StephensonBeebe Healthcare will sponsor the 13th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Fashion Show on Monday, Sept. 16 with the American Heart Association.

The annual fundraiser will be held at the Clubhouse at Baywood Greens on Route 24.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Edward “Ted” Stephenson, Jr., MD, board certified cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in cardiac surgery with Beebe Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Stephenson received his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo Medical Center. Following that he completed an internship and residency in the Division of General Surgery at the Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

Dr. Stephenson continued on at Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center where he completed a research fellowship and fellowship in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He also worked as a clinical instructor and assistant professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. In the United States, cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association.

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national call – for women, by women – to take charge of their health and live stronger, healthier lives.

Doors will open at 10:45 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The cost is $30 per person. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign.

Beebe Healthcare’s Population Health team will be providing free blood pressure screenings from 10:45-11:45 a.m. for those attending the luncheon.

Co-chairs of the event are Pat Sandy of the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary and Lynn Toth, RN, MSN, NP-C, a cardiovascular medical specialist and Chairwoman of the Stroke Program at Beebe Healthcare.

For sponsorship or ticket information, contact Pat Sandy at (302) 236-1537, Tracey Gaines-Powell at (302) 934-6420, or email moviestoo@aol.com. Tickets, $30 per person, may be purchased via check or online at www.heart.org/sussexgored. Make checks out to the American Heart Association/So DE. They should be sent to: Tracey Gaines-Powell, 106 Bobby’s Branch Road, Millsboro, DE 19966. Donations are always welcome.