Menifee-Sun City Woman's Club Hosts Heart Healthy Summit

Resident Pat Heger enjoys her complimentary lunch provided by Miller-Jones Mortuary. The Menife...

Resident Pat Heger enjoys her complimentary
lunch provided by Miller-Jones Mortuary.
The Menifee/Sun City Woman’s Club held a Women’s Healthy Heart Community Educational Summit on Saturday from 8:30 am-2pm. This “Go Red for Women” event was held in efforts to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death for women.

A complimentary breakfast as well as a lunch was provided by Miller-Jones Mortuary for the attendees. Several guest speakers from around the community gave presentations on tips for reducing stress and key ideas in keeping your heart fit and healthy.

Various vendors came out to the Congregational Church Conference Hall in order to display their products and give their support in living heart-healthy lives. At the end of the event, a raffle was held and winners were awarded prizes from a variety of local businesses.

Speaker Dr. Desiree K. Reedus, a Non-invasive Cardiologist who has her own private practice, spoke about the incredible numbers of women who are dying every year from cardiovascular disease. In 2007 more than 690,000 women died from some type of heart disease. That is more than the next five leading causes of death combined.

Dr. Desiree K. Reedus
Dr. Elizabeth Kaback, an Integrative Cardiologist talked about how we can help ourselves. The foods that we eat and our activity levels are usually the most important pieces to the puzzle. She does not deny that our family histories play a role in our health. She does however, say that you can turn the switch on in your own body. If you eat healthy, exercise often, and keep our stress levels as low as possible we can avoid turning on the switch in most cases. If you eat whatever you want and do not lead a healthy lifestyle you are doing every thing you can to turn the switch of disease on in your own body.

A service recognition was presented to GFWC for their outstanding effort to provide information and resources to the women of the Menifee community by Kenneth Dickson, Candidate for the 67th Assembly District. He presented Robbie Motter, President of The Menifee Woman's Club, with a rose and kind words about her heartfelt deeds to her community.

For more information about the “Go Red for Women&