“Appraisals for the Heart” Fundraiser Set to Bolster Go Red for Women Campaign

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Susan Waters from People’s Bank and a member of the Go Red for Women Committee is hosting Appraisals for the Heart on Wednesday, April 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Connecticut Antiques & Greenwich Auction, 83 Harvard Avenue just off Exit 6, I-95 in Stamford to benefit the American Heart Association and its Go Red for Women initiatives.

Susan recently shared a year of loss in her family with friends and colleagues. She said: “Rather than let sorrow take over my life, I decided to do something positive, make a difference in the lives of other women, and attack their number one killer, heart disease.”

“My younger sister passed away suddenly last spring at age 50 from a massive heart attack,” Lewis said. “If she had known the symptoms she was experiencing were signs of a heart attack in women, she would in all likelihood still be here today.”

Susan’s sister, Bobbie, woke up on a Sunday morning with mid back pain and nausea and it just increased over a three day period. Bobbie thought she had the flu. She even went to the hospital and was told it might be kidney stones the night before she died. It turns out that those two symptoms are common warning signs of pending heart attack for women.

Susan is hosting Appraisals for the Heart to raise needed funds and to help get the word out, raise awareness, and educate women about these symptoms that are unique to them. A local cardiologist asked if she knew of any women who survived a heart attack. She did not. The cardiologist reported that women usually don’t know they are having a heart attack, fluff off the pain, and carry on with life.

Appraisals for the Heart will feature FREE appraisals of your antiques, plus wine courtesy of Charmer Sunbelt Group, flowers from Something Special, and music provided by Concordia College musicians. Tickets are $50 at the door. To RSVP or request information, e-mail deena.kaye@heart.org.

If you are unable to attend and would like to support Susan and her Go Red for Women campaign, you can make a donation online at http://tinyurl.com/susanwgrfw.

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