In conjunction with the Shoppers Drug Mart “Growing Women’s Health Campaign”, on November 2nd the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) will be hosting a ladies only event, “Women with Heart” at the Aquatarium from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Each year, through the “Growing Women’s Health Campaign” local Shoppers are encouraged to support a cause in their communities that support women’s health. For the second year in a row, our local Shopper’s outlets have chosen the Brockville General Hospital’s Cardiovascular program (BCP). Funds raised this year through the campaign, as well as the “Women with Heart” event will go directly in support of the BCP program.
As our presenting sponsor, Shopper’s will be providing attendees an entertaining evening with the comedic “laughter for the heart, performance by Second City Alumnae, Deborah Kimmett. Thanks to the generosity of supporting sponsors the evening will also include; elegant appetizers and cocktails as a prelude to the evening’s performance.
This event aims to raise awareness as to the issues surrounding Women’s Heart Health. In Canada, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women over the age of 55. Risk factors may include; hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, excess body weight, family history, menopause, oral contraception use, or high blood pressure during pregnancy. The event also aims to raise awareness about the Brockville Cardiovascular Program itself. The Program opened in 2009 and was designed to help patients recover from a heart attack, coronary stents, bypass and valve surgery, and/or heart transplant. The goal is to reduce future heart problems by helping patients make lifestyle changes, such as an exercise program, nutritional advice, stress management and smoking cessation.
The program receives no government funding and relies entirely on funding from the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, it’s donors, community organizations and businesses such as Shoppers Drug Mart and through events such as “Women with Heart”.
Tickets for this event are $100 and are limited so be sure to get your tickets now. Please see attached flyer.