Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Will host an educational and fashion event on February 7th to benefit the Go Red for Women initiative
(TEQUESTA- January  15, 2013)- HELIX Medical Centers announced today that it has partnered with the American Heart Association and the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, along with local business partners, to host its first annual "Go Red For Women" event , February 7th from 6 to 8 PM at One Main Street, Tequesta, FL 33469.    "We are very happy to be teaming up with the American Heart Association, in February, to aid the fight against heart disease in women and men,” said HELIX Tequesta’s site manager, Trisha Krausankas. “We, at HELIX Medical Center, want to educate the community about this silent killer, with the hope of saving lives along the way. Please join us for our open house, where we will all take part in learning more about the prevention of heart disease. It promises to be an evening of fun, fashion, and most important, education about this deadly disease. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, music, wine and cheese refreshments, and a fashion show, starring several models who are battling or have survived heart disease, along with an educational presentation from a Jupiter-area cardiologist. The event will also feature health exhibitors and vendor booths displaying jewelry, clothes and other items, with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative and Heart Walk. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among American women, claiming the lives of over 400,000 women each year. It disproportionately affects women, as more women than men die each year from heart disease, and a greater percentage of women than men die after suffering a heart attack. However, women are less likely to receive comprehensive medical treatment after a heart attack, and make up only 27% of participants in heart-health research studies. With these facts in mind, Go Red for Women aims to boost awareness of women’s risks, support scientific research, and develop guidelines for medical providers, all with a goal of keeping more women alive. HELIX Medical Centers is a full-service, walk-in urgent care center with locations in Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth and Tequesta. HELIX Medical Centers offers comprehensive medical care for the whole family and its centers are open on weekends and evenings. HELIX Medical Center of Tequesta is located at One Main Street, Tequesta FL  33169. For more information or directions to the event please call (561) 747-4464.  On the internet: www.helixcares.com. 

ABOUT HELIX MEDICAL CENTERSWith locations in Palm Beach and Broward, HELIX Medical Centers is a network of fully certified urgent care and walk-in medical centers open 365 days a year. Its facilities provide fast, comprehensive and affordable medical care and offer an alternative to emergency room long waits and expensive bills.Its centers are open 7 days a week, accept most major private insurance and no appointments are necessary. Each location has been certified by the Urgent Care Association of America and offers complete services including treatment of fractures and minor trauma, physicals, flu shots and vaccinations, confidential STD testing, car accidents and on-the-job injury medical care. For more information please call 888-94-HELIX or visit www.helixcares.com

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org 

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement has been impacting the health of women for 10 years. More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Visit GoRedForWomen.org for more information or call 1-888-MYHEART. 

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