‘A Woman’s Heart’ event scheduled for Feb. 4

Womans Heart 2016COOKEVILLE – The Foundation at Cookeville Regional Medical Center will host “A Woman’s Heart,” an annual event that aims to raise money to promote awareness about women and heart disease, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.

A Woman’s Heart, which will be held at the Leslie Town Centre, 1 W. First St., Cookeville, is an evening of education and entertainment. Funds raised enable the Foundation to respond to charitable needs of local heart patient’s in-need.

The evening will feature heart-healthy dining, a silent auction, wine and other beverages, a fashion show by local retailer BLESS and Matilda Jane clothing, and a presentation by a Cookeville Regional Medical Center cardiologist. The evening will be emceed by Becky Magura of WCTE-TV.

Organizers also plan to present the annual “Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Award” to an individual who has made a positive impact on local cardiovascular care. The award is named for the late Martin Coffey, former director of the cardiac cath lab at CRMC and one of the founders of the heart program.

“Usually 250 people attend A Woman’s Heart, and tickets sell quickly, said Colleen Schabacker, chair of A Woman’s Heart event committee. “We are truly passionate about this event because it goes toward a great cause. So many people are affected by heart disease and to give back to help others is a wonderful and beautiful thing.”

Advanced registration for A Woman’s Heart is required; tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call (931) 783-2003 or register at www.CookevilleRegionalCharity.org. Table and co-sponsorship opportunities are also available.

“This will be an evening to remember,” said John Bell, director of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. “And the proceeds will be used to support the charitable needs of local heart patients and raise awareness concerning women’s heart health in the Upper Cumberland.”


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