Submitted by Sharon Blue-Lee

The American Heart Association’s national movement against heart disease was embraced by The Links Incorporated, Brunswick Chapter through its eighth annual Red Dress Luncheon. On Feb. 16, a gathering of 85 plus women converged at Southeast Georgia Health System in support of heart awareness. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women.

Guest presenters Valory Peeples, director of cardiopulmonary services and Linda Joiner, R.N. of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, shared heart disease facts and healthy practices. The event was co-sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System and United Health Care.

The Links Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. Membership consists of nearly 15,000 professional women of color in 285 chapters nationally. Pictured are attendees at the event.

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