Salon Goes Red

By: American Heart Association Last Updated: January 26, 2010

Join the fight against heart disease in women at the Terry Abner Salon on Thursday, February 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, will include wine, heart-healthy hors d’oeuvres, nutrition and exercise tips, and fashion and make-up consultations. Music for the evening will be provided by Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas. Tickets for the event are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 219-996-4958. The Terry Abner Salon is located at 401 East Lincoln Way in Valparaiso.

Salon owner Terry Abner is a long-time supporter of the Go Red for Women movement. “At our salon, we have been touched by heart disease through our friends, our families and our clients who have suffered from it, and in some cases, died from it,” Mr. Abner said. “We all have sisters, mothers, wives and daughters, and this is a way for us to do what we can to keep them healthy for years to come.”

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country – in fact, heart disease kills more people than the next five causes of death combined. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s campaign to save women’s lives. Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented if women make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.

GoRedForWomen.org, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck, and locally by ArcelorMittal, Methodist Hospitals and Sisters of St. Francis Health Services.

About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.