Men, women get chance to learn about heart health

Men, women get chance to learn about heart health
February 15
08:00 2018

On Saturday, Feb. 24, Red HEARRT (Help Educate and Reduce Risk Today) will host two events to help men and women.

Its Third Red Bottom Shoes Luncheon & Wellness Event for Women will be at the M.C. Benton Convention Center . This event, created to be a second signature event for Red HEARRT, was created with the goal of educating women, specifically women of color, about heart health issues, preventive solutions, dietary and physical exercise tips, and delivering messages of empowerment and encouragement. Last year, this sold-out event attracted nearly 500 attendees.

*The Wellness Event Kicks-off the day at 9:15 a.m. This event is included in the ticket price. This event will feature pampering booths (i.e. neck and shoulder massages, hand massages, makeovers), health assessment booths (i.e. Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure and Sugar Glucose check), get moving booths (i.e. YWCA, New Balance), health education booths (Career Center Young Chefs, Healthy Alternatives) vendors – and more.

*The luncheon begins at 11 a.m.

For the Women, the five- to seven-minute Empowerment Speakers will be talking about the mind, body & soul as it relates to heart health. Key speakers for this event are:  Twana Wellman Roebuck, Lady Leah McNair and Jaleema Speaks, MD. Several other program participants that will have various roles throughout the luncheon. They are: Judge Denise Hartsfield, Co-Pastor Joyce McCarter, Alana McCarter-Williams, Lady Likesha Morgan Tilman , Barbara Lash and Apostle Gloria Samuels.

We will conduct prize drawings throughout the event. The biggest drawing for the ladies event is for a pair of Red Bottom Shoes. The second biggest drawing this year is for red leather gloves with black mink on the cuffs.

*This year Red HEARRT is launching its first Men’s Luncheon & Wellness Event, which will also be on Feb. 24. This event is inclusive of all, but specifically designed to educate men of color on heart health issues and preventive solutions, while providing dietary & physical exercise tips, empowering encouragement and more.

For the men, the guest speakers will be Mike Ryan, former NFL head athletic trainer and NFL NBC’s sports medicine analyst (Jacksonville Jaguars) and current NFL Player Engagement and former NFL player & Super Bowl winner, Usama Young (New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns & Oakland Raiders). Several other program participants that will have various roles throughout the conference. They are: Bishop Sir Walter Mack Jr., Dr. John P. Card and Pastor John Mendez, D. Min. D.D. Special Recognition will go out to Alan Caldwell and further information will be announced during the event.

The biggest drawing for the men’s event is for a pair of Charlotte Hornet tickets and an Apple watch.

You must be present to win any prize at both events.

After the luncheon commences, attendees can continue to network and visit vendors & health booths until 2 pm.

Early bird tickets are $30 and can be purchased at For more information, contact Cheryl Lindsay at (336) 655-5101 or

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