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Go Red Fundraiser on Thursday, February 24th


The Terry Abner Salon joins the fight against women’s heart disease on Thursday, February 24th from 5:30 - 8pm downtown Valparaiso, Indiana. The “Go Red For Women” campaign is a part of the American Heart Association’s National movement, to bring awareness to heart disease in women. The evening features heart-healthy hors d’oeuvres provided by five downtown restaurants, jewelry consultations by Premier Designs, and fashion consulting from Bangles.

Grammy Contender, Keenan Baxter and Mayor Jon Costas will provide musical entertainment for the evening with a special guest appearance by a female Choir Quartet singing. Several representatives from the American Heart Association will be on hand to give information and answer questions related to heart disease. There will also be a raffle drawing for gift items and a special presentation by Salon owner Terry Abner, who is a long-time supporter of the Go Red for Women movement. “At our salon, we have been touched by heart disease through our friends, our families and our clients who have suffered from it, and in some cases, died from it,” Mr. Abner said. “We all have sisters, mothers, wives and daughters, and this is a way for us to do what we can to keep them healthy for years to come.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country. Heart disease kills more people than the next five causes of death combined. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s campaign to save women’s lives. Nearly 80 percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented if women make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck, and locally by Nipsco. Arcelor/Mittal, Methodist Hospitals, and Sisters of St. Francis Health Services.

Cost for the event is $30 per person, and advance tickets are suggested. Terry Abner’s Salon, is located at 401 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana and can be reached by calling 219-465-1124.

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