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|FASHION SHOW: Current Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt is shown above taking part in a previous Heart Healthy Fashion Show at Pikeville Medical Center. This year’s event will be held on February 21 at Landmark-Mark II in Pikeville.
PIKEVILLE - Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Heart and Vascular Institute invites the public to attend its fourth annual Heart Healthy Fashion Show and Awareness Day event on Thursday, February 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Landmark-Mark II in Pikeville.
The event, held in recognition of American Heart Month, will offer entertainment, health screenings and heart health education.
Attendees will hear from world-renowned PMC Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Bill Harris, and Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt will serve as master of ceremonies. Local women and children will model the most modern, heart-savvy fashions on the runway.
â€œThere is a misconception that heart disease only affects the elderly, but heart-related issues impact people of all ages,â€ said Casebolt. â€œIt is important to put into place heart healthy skill sets at an early age. Being able to involve children in this event and having the opportunity to reach out to them will positively impact their lives and this community for years to come.â€
As Miss Kentucky, Casebolt chose heart health awareness as her personal platform.
â€œMy grandmother passing away from heart-related issues just over a year ago really made the importance of heart health hit home for me,â€ she said.
â€œYou must take your health and your heart seriously; it’s urgent.â€
PMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute physicians and staff, cardiac rehab staff and other experienced professionals will be on hand to answer any questions.
â€œThis event is a wonderful opportunity, unlike any other in our community, for people to learn about the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease, and what measures they need to take in order to have a healthy heart,â€ said Dr. Harris.
Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available as well as free counseling with PMC dieticians.
Educational materials will be distributed concerning heart disease risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatment measures.
Free refreshments will be served.
PMC extends a special thank you to event sponsors Signature Events, Unique Boutique, Mickey’s Menagerie, Maurice’s, Prince and Princess and Red Room Boutique.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States.
To learn more about risk factors and how to prevent heart disease, please join PMC for this important event.
The Mark II is located at 190 South Mayo Trail in Pikeville.
For more information about the Heart Healthy Fashion Show and Awareness Day event, call PMC's Public Relations Department at 606-218-4509.