Save the date for these heart health events
Raising awareness in the region: Numerous health care organizations and heart health advocates have scheduled educational and fundraising events in the coming months. | FILE PHOTO
Heart Health — What Smart Women Need to Know: 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 E. Superior St., Chicago. Fifth annual symposium provides current information on women’s cardiovascular health with a focus on lifestyle and prevention, risk factors and the physician/patient experience. Cost: $30. For more information, call (877) 926-4664.
Bleeding Heart Project Launch Event: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Good Gyrrl Fitness, 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago. Join Swai-Rai fashion, lifestyle blogger Raijean Stroud and vendors for an interactive night of heart health facts, giveaways, nutritious snacks, massages, red manicures and more. For more information, email email@example.com.
Crystal Heart Ball: Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Guests will enjoy the exhibits, a gourmet meal and the sounds of Indigo Orchestra with proceeds benefitting the campaign for Little Company of Mary Hospital. Cost: $300 per person. For more information, contact the LCMH Foundation to purchase tickets at (708) 229-5447 or visit www.lcmhfoundation.org/events.
Take Care of Your Heart: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Searle Conference Center, 1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago. Join physicians from Rush University Medical Center for a comprehensive heart program and understand risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol; conditions such as arrhythmias, heart failure and vascular disease; and the latest in research and clinical trials. Cost: Free. For more information, call (888) 352-7874 to register.
Heart Health Myths and Facts: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park. Learn the facts about heart health and dispel the myths in this presentation by a Palos Community Hospital cardiac rehabilitation nurse. Cost: Free. Call (708) 226-2300 to register or visit http://paloscommunityhospital.org/classes-events
Chicago Go Red For Women Community Expo: 7:30 to noon Friday, Feb. 24, at University of Illinois Chicago, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Arm yourself and other women with the knowledge to halt it dead in its tracks. Call (312) 476-6672 for sponsor opportunities or tickets.
Warm Your Heart Indoor 5K: 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago. Celebrate heart month by running this single-loop indoor race that benefits Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. Cost: $50. For more information, call (312) 926-4530 or visit www.warmyourheart5k.com.
Chicago Heart Ball: Begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Celebrate the mission of the American Heart Association, its volunteers, donors and those whose lives have been saved. Cost: $750 per person. For more information, call (312) 476-6632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart Smart for Women Program: Twelve-week program, at Ingalls Wellness Center, 2920 W. 183rd St., Homewood. Designed by the Cooper Institute, the program teaches basic strategies for including physical activity in your life as well as nutrition, healthy eating strategies and tracking tools. Cost: $75. For more information, call (708) 206-1656, ext. 194.
DeKalb Go Red for Women Luncheon: 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Join female leaders to raise awareness and funding for local research in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Cost: $50. Call (815) 389-2637.
Heart Disease is a Family Disease: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Oak Brook Marriott, 1401 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook. Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute explores how a family can lower its risk of heart disease with simple, easy steps. Free. Call (630) 856-7500 to register or visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Eat, Drink and Be Heart-Healthy: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 28, at Café Amano, 105 York St. Elmhurst. In conjunction with American Heart Month, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare has partnered with Cafe Amano Eurocafe in Elmhurst to offer a heart-healthy three-course meal. In addition, cardiologist Michael Brottman will present “Success for Failure,” which will discuss causes, symptoms and innovative treatment options for heart failure. Cost: $20. Call (331) 221-2273 or visit www.emhc.org/classes-and-events.
All About Atrial Fibrillation: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, 150 W. High Street, Morris. Cardiologist Sunil Shroff explains who is at risk for atrial fibrillation, a condition that can lead to stroke or heart failure, and how the condition is diagnosed and managed. Free. For more information, call (815) 364-8919, press 2.
Heart and Diabetes Fair: 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sherman Hospital, 1425 N. Randall Road, Elgin. Sherman Health will host this educational fair focusing on heart health, complete with presentations, screenings and giveaways. Free. Visit www.ShermanHealth.com
Feeding a Smart Heart: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Delnor Health & Wellness Center, 296 Randall Road, Geneva. Discover ways of shopping and cooking heart-healthy meals and tips for eating well on the run. Free. For more information, call (630) 208-3999.
Know Your Numbers Event: 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at Heritage Woods, 242 Greenbriar Road, Yorkville. Decrease your personal risk for heart disease through screenings, including blood draw for cholesterol and blood sugar levels, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and waist measurement. Heart-healthy snacks and drinks provided. Free. Call (815) 786-3962.
Teenage Echocardiogram Heart Screening: Monday, Feb. 13, at Centegra Physician Care, 3707 Doty Road, Woodstock. Many cases of sudden cardiac mortality in teenagers can be prevented through screening — an ultrasound of the heart — detecting heart defects and abnormalities. Cost: $85. Call (877) 236-8247 for screening times.
The Link Between Sleep, Stroke and Heart Disease: Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 10450 Algonquin Road, Huntley. Hear from a team of experts how sleep apnea is linked to numerous chronic health conditions like stroke and congestive heart failure and learn about treatment options. Call (877) 236-8347 to register.
Heart of a Woman Support Group: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Heart and Vascular Institute, 3800 W. 203rd St., Olympia Fields. Specifically tailored to women who have heart disease or are at risk for developing heart problems, Barbara Zeng Kwasny, nurse practitioner and manager of the St. James Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department addresses the issue. Free. Call (800) 785-2637.
Lake County Crown Point Go Red for Women Luncheon: 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Saints Peter & Paul Macedonian Hall, 9700 Broadway, Crown Point. The event brings heart disease and stroke awareness to the forefront. Cost: $50. Call (219) 996-4958.
Heart Health Fair: 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Catherine Hospital Professional Office Building Conference Room, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. Learn about heart health and cardiovascular disease through booths, screenings and interactive displays. Free. Call (219) 836-3477 or (866) 836-3477.
Northwest Indiana Heart of Gold Ball: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Radisson Hotel Celebrity Ballroom, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville. Festivities celebrate the work and mission of the American Heart Association, volunteers and survivors. Call (219) 996-4958.