Carondelet Health Network Working to Raise Awareness About Heart Disease

Carondelet Health Network is proud to announce that it will sponsor the American Heart Association’s 2011 Tucson Goes Red For Women movement and the Go Red For Women Luncheon, to be held on Oct. 28, 2011.
 
“Heart disease is the number one killer of women,” notes Odette Bolano, RN, MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer of Carondelet Health Network. “By sponsoring Go Red for Women, Carondelet encourages all women -- our mothers, sisters, aunts and friends -- to make heart health a priority. As a community leader with a 131 year legacy of caring for the healthcare needs of this community, Carondelet looks for every opportunity to provide the Southern Arizona population with the tools they need to make smart choices and to be strong, healthy and well for a lifetime. Go Red for Women is a perfect venue for that message.”

American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon
Locally Sponsored by Carondelet Health Network

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Friday, October 28, 2011
9 a.m. - 1:30pm
Tickets available at: (520) 795-1403
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Tucson Goes Red for Women is a powerful movement that raises awareness among women about their risk for heart disease, and gives them the tools and motivation they need to get heart healthy. On Oct. 28, more than 400 of Tucson’s most prominent female business and community leaders will join the American Heart Association and Carondelet Health Network at the Go Red for Women Luncheon. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, and will feature breakout sessions, health screenings, interactive health exhibits, networking and the opportunity to discover tools and resources to build healthier lives. At noon, guests will hear the inspirational story of a local survivor’s triumph over heart disease, learn from “Biggest Loser” winners Jerry and Estella Hayes and their personal trainer Amanda Roush, and enjoy a heart-healthy lunch.

“We are grateful for Carondelet Health Network’s generous support of Go Red for Women in Tucson,” said Jutta Lunario, 2011 Go Red for Women Luncheon Chair. “Women are dying at the rate of one per minute because they don’t know that heart disease kills. Carondelet Health Network’s support will help us reach even more Tucson women with important, lifesaving messages about heart disease and stroke.”

About Carondelet Health Network
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carondelet Health Network is a Catholic, nonprofit healthcare system dedicated to responding to the health, prevention, education and wellness needs of Southern Arizonans. Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 131 years ago. Carondelet’s Tucson facilities include St. Mary's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute and Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and in Nogales, Arizona, Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital. Carondelet family of services also include nearly 20 primary and specialty care offices, two ambulatory surgery centers, four imaging centers, Hospice and Palliative Care, and a variety of other outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, non-profit healthcare system. In Fiscal Year 2010, Carondelet provided nearly $50 million (8.3 percent of its net revenue) in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to healthcare. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at www.carondelet.org.

About Go Red for Women
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premier source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.

About the American Heart Association’s Southern Arizona Division
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. In the Southern Arizona Division, we team with volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. To learn more or to get involved, call (520) 795-1403 or visit heart.org.