‘New Di­rec­tions for Women Health Lun­cheon’ to share in­sights on stress

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Dr. Heidi Hanna, a best­selling au­thor and health con­sul­tant, will iden­tify the ef­fects of stress on women’s health and de­scribe ways to com­bat it at the “New Di­rec­tions for Women Health Lun­cheon” March 4 at the Royal Palm Yacht and Coun­try Club in Boca Ra­ton. The lun­cheon ben­e­fits Na­tional Jewish Health, a leading re­s­pi­ra­tory hospi­tal and pioneer in per­son­al­ized medicine for heart and lung dis­eases.

The “New Di­rec­tions for Women Health Lun­cheon” will be hosted by the South­east­ern Re­gional Of­fice of Na­tional Jewish Health, lo­cated in Boca Ra­ton. In its first two years, the lun­cheon has raised more than $100,000 to sup­port women’s heart and lung health pro­grams at Na­tional Jewish Health.

The physi­cians and re­searchers at Na­tional Jewish Health are ex­perts in heart and lung dis­eases that af­fect women. The lun­cheon will fo­cus on rais­ing funds to sup­port the in­sti­tu­tion’s work to deliver com­pas­sion­ate care and con­duct cut­ting-edge re­search into these dis­eases that are af­fect­ing mil­lions of women world­wide.

In 2013, Florid­i­ans vis­ited the Na­tional Jewish Health cam­pus for care more than 1,000 times. The in­sti­tu­tion also pro­vided more than $253,000 in char­ity care to Florida res­i­dents dur­ing that time.

Com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude Karen Al­leyne-Means, Dawn Burke, Chim Fran­cisco, Kathy Fry­burg, Rhona Gu­ber­man, Judy Haas, Dolores Hartz­mark, Anne Ja­cob­son, Lisa Jensen, Jane Man­dell, Bar­bara Manus, Linda Myrick, Myr­naNor­witz, Orit Ni­cole Pines, Gle­naan Rob­bins, Ar­leen Roberts, Donna Robins, Sally Rossi-Rosen­berg, Lila Siegel, Sheila Stern, Shirley Stern, Bar­bara Torn­berg and To­nia Turner.

Tick­ets start at $100. The event will also fea­ture a unique raf­fle and silent auc­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 561-477-5400 or visit www.njhealth.org.

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