CRMC’s ‘A Woman’s Heart’ event scheduled for Feb. 5

COOKEVILLE – Members of “A Woman’s Heart” event committee at Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) are planning for the heart fund’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Leslie Town Centre, 1 W. First St. in Cookeville.

Every year, men and women come together for an evening of food, education and entertainment to celebrate women’s heart health. The evening will feature a live and silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages, a fashion show by BLESS, presentation by CRMC cardiologist Dr. Alex Case, as well as entertainment by Ms. Blooming Feathers. The evening will be emceed by Lee Wray, WCTE-TV, and Rae Rae, radio DJ at 98.5 KISS FM.

“This year’s event is going to be better than ever,” said Colleen Schabacker, chair of A Woman’s Heart event committee. “Auction items are already coming in, and we are so thankful for such a supportive community. The fashion show is going to feature some great clothing for women.

“We are honored that Dr. Case will be speaking at the event this year,” Schabacker added. “Something that is very exciting and will be celebrated at this year’s event is the hospital’s 20th anniversary in providing heart care in the Upper Cumberland region.”

To celebrate, the first Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Service Award will be given to an individual who has “made a positive impact and best exemplifies the same dedication and loyalty in broadening the scope and delivery of quality cardiovascular care to the patients of CRMC and the Upper Cumberland region as Coffey did during his tenure as the founding director of the Heart and Vascular Center of CRMC.”

“There are usually 300 people who attend A Woman’s Heart and tickets sell quickly,” Schabacker said. “We are truly passionate about this event because it goes toward a great cause that is near and dear to so many, and we are excited for all our attendees. So many women are affected by heart disease and giving back to this cause to help others who have been diagnosed with heart disease is a wonderful and beautiful thing.”

Advanced registration is required. To reserve a spot for A Woman’s Heart, call (931) 783-2003 or register at The cost is $30 per person.

“I am truly grateful to our sponsors Tennessee Heart and Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation, and the fantastic efforts of our event committee,” said John Bell, director of the CRMC Foundation. “This will be an evening to remember; and the proceeds will be used to raise awareness for women’s heart health in our community and support the needs of local heart patients.”

The CRMC Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to enhance the quality and availability of health care in the Upper Cumberland by offering charitable assistance to local patients; supporting free or reduced health care services for the public; promoting compassionate programs for patients; and encouraging investment in the hospital.

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