Paris, IL - Heart disease is the number one killer of men in this country, but you might not realize, it's also the number one cause of death in women as well.
There's an on-going effort to help women keep their heart ticking and you can take part.
For a fifth year, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will hold a "Wear Red" luncheon.
Amanda Martin from North American Lighting always attends.
Amanda Martin, "My friend sent me a flyer and I thought it looked like fun."
Dr. Tony Nasser is this year's guest speaker. He's a cardiologist, who loves his job.
Dr. Nasser "It's especially gratifying to not only improve the quantity of life, but to improve the quality of life of a patient."
His speech is titled "Wine, Women and Heart Disease." He will discuss the importance of understanding your blood pressure numbers, why everyone needs to stop smoking and the benefits of wine.
Dr. Nasser: "There is some new information available that low dose alcohol can potentially prevent not just heart disease, but reduce the risk for stroke."
The hospital's coordinator of this event says besides being educational, the luncheon will also be fun.
Leighsa Cornwell, " This is a great opportunity to bring your sister, co-workers, friends, relatives and enjoy a nice lunch."
Amanda will be there.
Amanda Martin, "I think it's important because there are still a lot of women out there who are not aware of the seriousness of heart disease."
The "Wear Red luncheon" is at noon on Friday, February 2 at Café France in Paris. The cost is $20 a person.
Tickets can be purchased at the Paris Community Hospital registration desk.
For more information call 217-466-4228.