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OLBH presents Wine, Dine and Design Feb. 11

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) will host the third annual Wine, Dine and Design from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at Pendleton Art Center, 1537 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. Wine, Dine and Design is a fundraiser open to both men and women in recognition of Go Red for Women and the 13th annual National Wear Red Day.

The Wine, Dine and Design event includes wine tastings, dinner by Chef Andy Moore, and the opportunity for participants to paint with a local artist and to take home their creations. The event will also feature tips for a healthy heart from Bon Secours Kentucky Health System interventional cardiologist Michele Friday, M.D. The cost of the event is $45 per person with all proceeds benefiting the OLBH Foundation’s cardiovascular campaign.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia all rank near the top of states that have the most deaths due to heart disease. It is the leading cause of death for men and women. Heart disease claims more female lives than all forms of cancer combined. “Women should realize that they may not have the typical complaints of heart disease often associated with men,” Friday said. “We encourage both men and women of the area to be part of this year’s event to raise awareness and to reduce cardiac death in our population.”

Twelve years ago, the AHA created Go Red For Women, a network of women dedicated to education, support, and research. Since then, the AHA has educated millions of women on the dangers of heart disease, and made major changes in health care. In 2003, the AHA and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year. They created National Wear Red Day which has taken place on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 606-833-3580 or 606-923-3143. RSVPs are requested by Feb. 8.