It will be a Night Out for the ladies as SOMC host their second Ladies Night Out.
SOMC is all geared up and ready to show the ladies of the community a Ladies Night Out at their Pamper Your Heart event this Saturday at the SOMC Friends Center.
Organizers encourage women to grab their best gal pals and join them for a Ladies’ Night Out February 22, 2020, with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The event is $35 for a ticket and it will be held at the SOMC Friends Center 1202 18th Street, Portsmouth.
With the purchase of the ticket, guest can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, shopping with local vendors, and also multiple mini-workshops including:
• hair and makeup touchups
• professional photograph
“Pamper Your Heart is a fundraiser with the proceeds that we benefit from the event will go to the Heart and Vascular Fund. That fund helps heart patients, maybe that can’t afford rehab, it will be put back into our patients into the community.” Megan McKenzie, manager of community relations and development at SOMC, said. The first Pamper Your Heart was in 2016.
McKenzie shared this year is different from the previous years.
“before we had a cap, where we couldn’t really have more than a certain number because we set up tables for things, and this time is different because there is no cap. The more people the better, instead of offering one specific workshop, we’re having the multiple mini-workshops. People can visit the workshops and shop throughout the entire evening,” McKenzie said.
McKenzie expressed she was excited to see local vendors along with, nails, Amelia Gray with free eyebrow waxing and more.
” We are going to have Lindsey Williams, she’s a professional photographer taking pictures for the ladies, we have someone doing some flower arrangements, we have a lot of local vendors. The hors d’oeuvres will be filed and refreshed throughout the entire evening for everybody,” McKenzie said.
McKenzie shared they did not have just a speaker, but that they decided to have the mini-workshops to touch a larger crowd. She also said that they were hoping for more than 100 people to attend. She said that they see a variety of ages who like to attend the event.
“We are trying to touch a little bit of everything that affects your heart. Dr. Jessica Suber is coming talking about skin cancer and Dr. Rahat Azfar, our dermatologist will be there too and someone from SOMC Life Center to talk about the different classes to help people get in shape… trying to tie in everything into a happy healthy heart,” McKenzie said.
According to the Center for Disease Control (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 299,578 women in 2017—or about 1 in every 5 female deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states the symptoms of heart disease (although some women have no symptoms, others may have five)
Angina (dull and heavy or sharp chest pain or discomfort)
Pain in the neck, jaw or throat
Pain in the upper abdomen or back
These symptoms may happen when you are resting or when you are doing regular daily activities. Women also may have other symptoms, including Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue
Sometimes heart disease may be “silent” and not diagnosed until you have other symptoms or emergencies, including:
Heart attack: Chest pain or discomfort, upper back or neck pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, extreme fatigue, upper body discomfort, dizziness and shortness of breath
Arrhythmia: Fluttering feelings in the chest (palpitations)
Heart failure: Shortness of breath, fatigue or swelling of the feet, ankles, legs, abdomen or neck veins.
This event is a way to remind women to take care of themselves, by having fun and possibly learning some things about themselves.
Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased the night of the event during registration.
Reach Kimberly Jenkins (740)353-3101 ext. 1928
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