The Women of Wellness (WOW) Program at St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will celebrate the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month with a health fair, partner expo and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 17.
WOW is a health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providing educational information and hosting fun, inspiring events that celebrate women’s roles in their own wellness.
Titled “Tune Up Your Heart: Maintaining the Engine of Life,” the luncheon presentation features keynote speaker Jon-Cecil Walkes, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon and medical director of cardiovascular surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center. He will discuss controlling risk factors to prevent illness and death from coronary artery disease and how to recognize the signs of stoke.
“Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s number one killer of both men and women,” said Dr. Walkes. “Most people don’t realize that one in four women die of heart disease, yet there are ways to control the illness.”
Tickets for the luncheon cost $10 and attendees are encouraged to wear red. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® campaign.
The event takes place at the SJMC George W. Strake Building, 9th floor auditorium, at 1919 LaBranch Street. Complimentary valet parking is available at 1401 St. Joseph Parkway or attendees can self-park in the West Garage located at 1310 St. Joseph Parkway.
The health fair and partner expo begins at 11 a.m. with the lunch and program at noon. For tickets and additional information visit sjmctx.com/wow or call 713-756-5051.