Ladies had been instructed to “Rock the Purple” for the annual American Coronary heart Affiliation New Orleans Go Purple for Ladies Luncheon, March 2 on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Lodge.
The luncheon’s aim is to lift consciousness in regards to the challenges girls face with coronary heart well being — extra girls die of coronary heart illness than all types of most cancers mixed — in addition to increase funds for analysis.
The multifaceted occasion began with a wellness expo, the place company might peruse cubicles for info and get their “passport” stamped for the prospect to win a Go Purple for Ladies Swag bag courtesy of Macy’s. The Purseanality Public sale, co-chaired by Reagan Charleston and Beverly Matheney, included 30 purses stuffed with an assortment of wine, jewellery, artwork, present certificates and extra. Earlier than the luncheon program began, company additionally had the choice of taking part within the Purple Couch Tour, sponsored by BHP: a touring pink couch that has traveled all through Southeast Louisiana with the premise of giving girls a cushty seat to have a troublesome dialog on girls’s coronary heart well being.
After the primary portion of the luncheon, emcee Katie Moore guided the afternoon that featured audio system comparable to Dr. Sabrina White, a coronary heart failure nurse practitioner from East Jefferson Normal Hospital who mentioned myths and information about coronary heart well being, and sisters Kelli and Amanda Tinney, younger women who shared their experiences of getting extreme coronary heart points.
Spotlighting survivors is a crucial a part of the luncheon. Survivors, Circle of Purple Members and AHA volunteers participated in a vogue present with garments from Chatta Field.
The luncheon company included Go Purple for Ladies co-Chairs Pat Denechaud and Simone Bruni, Go Purple Males Founders’ Membership Chair Stephen Rue, Holley Haag, Stephanie Burks, Fletcher Kestle, Patty Riddlebargaer, Suzanne Whitaker, Sheryl Martin-Schild, Sandra and Russ Herman, Diane Breaux, Ileana Suquet, Laurie Guillaume, Anita Brite, Earline Torres, Penny Francis, Caitlin Cain (who’s the 2019 Go Purple chair), Barbara Turner Windhorst, and Tamica Lee, who with Reagan Charleston will quickly be seen on the truth TV present “Southern Appeal.”
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