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Gateway Health’s Patti Darnely Goes Red In Support Of Heart Disease and Stroke Awareness

July 26, 2017
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News | Gateway Health’s Patti Darnely Goes Red In Support Of Heart Disease and Stroke Awareness

WHO: American Heart Association of the Greater Pittsburgh Region and event sponsor Gateway Health.

WHAT: Go Red for Women Luncheon and Fashion Show

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017

WHERE: Wyndam Pittsburgh, Downtown

WHY: Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, more than all types of cancers combined.

“Due to busy schedules, coupled with the demands of work and family, women often put themselves last when it comes to their own health,” says Go Red for Women Luncheon Chair Patti Darnley, president and CEO, Gateway Health. “I see a lot of women stressed out and not taking care of themselves. I want to raise awareness about how important it is to take care of yourself. There is a great professional community here in the Pittsburgh region, and we need to take advantage of that.”

Darnley sees the Go Red for Women Luncheon as a great place for women to learn how to take care of themselves. “It’s more than a Luncheon,” she said. “It’s an expo that offers a lot of information, education, hands-on experiences, and networking.” I invite everyone to leave the luncheon with a sense of empowerment….make the time to 'Know your numbers'.”

The five numbers we all should know to take control of our heart health include: Blood Pressure, Total Cholesterol, Good Cholesterol (HDL) Blood Sugar levels and Body Mass Index (BMI).

Social media will be a big part of the event. Participants are encouraged to use the following hashtag #PGHGoesRed. Tweets and posts will be shown on the big screen in the ballroom throughout the luncheon. There will also be a silent auction to help raise funds for education, training and advocacy. A demonstration of “hands on” only CPR will be available for attendees who want to learn. Guest speakers will include heart and stroke survivors who will share their emotional and uplifting stories. To learn more about heart disease and stroke, visit www.heart.org.

About Gateway Health

Gateway Health is a nationally ranked managed care organization that focuses on providing the best possible healthcare to a growing number of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage consumers. A not-for-profit organization, Gateway Health serves the needs of at risk and vulnerable citizens with not only healthcare coverage, but services such as disease management, health and wellness programs and preventive care. The organization provides Medicaid services in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia and Medicare coverage in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina. Our commitment to helping our members and their communities get and stay healthy is what keeps members, providers, communities and partners “Good with Gateway.” To learn more about Gateway Health, visit us online at www.gatewayhealthplan.com.