Cheryl Burke of “Dancing with the Stars” to Speak at Emanuel Medical Center’s Glow Red Luncheon that Celebrates Women’s Heart Health

Jan 3, 2017

Cheryl Burke 1TURLOCK, Calif. -- Popular television personality Cheryl Burke (“Dancing with the Stars”) will be a featured speaker at Emanuel Medical Center’s Glow Red Luncheon on Feb. 3 to raise awareness of heart disease – the leading killer of women in America.

Burke, a Bay Area native, will tell her own personal story about performing on the hit ABC television show, creating and producing her own live stage show Love on the Floor, and speak about the need for women to exercise regularly to maintain heart health.

“In addition to being inspired by Cheryl Burke, women who come to this year’s event will also have the opportunity to learn hands-only CPR, which can save a life, as well as have their blood pressure checked and take a cardiac risk-assessment test to better understand their own heart health,” said Sue Micheletti, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center.

“Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds,” she added. “Emanuel has done a lot to bring life-saving cardiac care to Turlock to help improve those statistics, and supporting the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign is another way we’re trying to help.”

Last year, more than 200 women attended Emanuel’s event, which is why it was moved to a larger venue for this year.

The luncheon, which will kick off Emanuel’s celebration of American Heart Month, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Assyrian American Civic Club at 2618 North Golden State Blvd. in Turlock. Tickets are $30 each or a reserved table for 10 for $300 and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. To order tickets by charge card, call (209) 250-5355.  To order tickets by check, please send an email to [email protected]. For general event information call (888) 545-6979.

According to the American Heart Association:

  • An estimated 44 million women in the United States are affected by cardiovascular diseases
  • About 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke
  • Women have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than men
  • About 80 percent of heart disease and stroke events may be prevented by lifestyle changes and education
  • Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack
  • The symptoms of heart attack can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood – even by some physicians

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