An interactive event that aims to educate women about heart disease will be held at The Kensington Garden Room in Galesburg, Illinois this month. The event, called Cardiac Chic, is hosted by the Healthy Woman program of Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Cardiac Chic will serve as the only event of its kind in west-central Illinois. It is scheduled for 5:30 pm on February 16, and will offer complimentary health screenings and information, as well as vendor booths with various products. A screening of the movie “Just a Little Heart Attack,” directed by and featuring Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks, is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm at the Orpheum Theatre.
The movie is about an overworked and stressed out mom, played by Banks, who starts to experience symptoms of a heart attack one busy morning. According to Banks, the film is about “a super mom who takes care of everyone except herself and learns the lesson that she better look after herself, as well.”
After the screening of the film, Dr. Alar Sambandam, a board certified cardiologist at College Hospital, will discuss the signs and symptoms of heart attacks in women. There will be a gourmet dessert buffet after the awarding of door prizes.
Cardiac Chic is a Go Red For Women event; Go Red For Women is a national movement of the American Heart Association that spreads awareness about women’s risk for heart disease, as well as help them learn more about their risk for heart disease, and take the necessary steps to reduce their risk.