The Heart to Heart Luncheon, hosted by Saint Francis Medical Center and supported by committee members from the community, is an annual event committed to raising awareness of women’s unique risk factors for heart disease.
Held in April, the luncheon features educational exhibits and free screenings prior to the keynote speaker and meal, as well as door prizes and gifts for each attendee.
Proceeds from the Heart to Heart Luncheon goes to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Patient Scholarship fund at Saint Francis. These scholarships benefit female cardiac patients in need of financial assistance. Since the luncheons began in 2008, more than $20,000 has been raised and used through the scholarship. Funds raised from the 2013 luncheon covered 164 cardiac rehabilitation visits for 10 female patients.
The next luncheon is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014. Doors open at 10:30 am for exhibits and screenings and the keynote and meal begin at noon.
Keynote speaker is Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP, “America’s nutrition leader,” author, TV host and national speaker leading America in the fight against obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease through smart nutrition and fitness.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Sponsored tables of eight are available for $250. Order online here or purchase at the Fitness Plus Service Desk. For more information, call 573-331-5327.
Foco is a master of inspiration, motivation and visual humor, providing hard-facts information and simple solutions that help everyday people improve health, create balance and maximize energy. She is the champion of the diet-downtrodden, a coach to the nutritionally challenged and a crusader with a common-sense approach to healthy eating. Leading with her mantra, “The Power of One Good Habit,” Foco is teaching families across the country the hard facts of good nutrition, and showing them how to turn knowing into doing by mastering one core habit at a time until it becomes an invisible force that can turn the life they have into the life they want.
Foco pulls out all the stops in her live presentations, video seminars and TV show—delivering equal parts entertainment and education all the way. Zonya helps people laugh at their bad habits and discover the joy in adopting new, healthier habits.