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Published on May 18, 2012

DeKalb Go Red Luncheon May 18

May 18, 2012 

Kishwaukee Community Hospital and the American Heart Association will host the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at NIU’s Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb.

The heart healthy luncheon will feature a panel discussion on healthy eating by Kish Hospital experts, Jo Cessna, healthy culinary instructor; Jeff Lawson, executive chef; Monica Klemm, clinical dietitian; and Peggy Marchini, diabetes educator.

Participants also can learn more about Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s free “Know Your Numbers” screening event June 2 and about the hospital’s HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation. Other local sponsor booths will have helpful information for guests as well. Angela Male of American Midwest Bank, Sycamore, will share her experience with heart disease.

A “Pursenality” silent auction and fun photo booth will round out the two-hour event. Luncheon guests also will receive a gift bag and take-home educational information.

Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck. Other local sponsors are American Midwest Bank, DeKalb Clinic, Castle Bank, National Bank & Trust, Downtown DeKalb, St. Jude Medical, B95, and WLBK.

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at www.dekalbgoredforwomen.org

Proceeds from the luncheon will support American Heart Association research and education on heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.

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