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February 04, 2016 posted by Amy Holcombe

GREENVILLE – Vidant Health, East Carolina Heart Institute and its physician partners are working together to offer education and information about women’s heart disease with our 2016 Heart Truth Speaking Tour.

As Vidant Health celebrates American Heart Month, there will be speaking tour events across eastern North Carolina featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Sam Sears. A world-renowned heart expert, Dr. Sears inspires groups around the globe about the connection between your mind and your body in living with heart disease or preventing it in the first place. He is an East Carolina University professor and clinical psychologist who knows first-hand the challenges this region faces. Attendees will hear how it’s not just about staying alive, but how to live a more fulfilling life – no matter what stressors there may be. It’s all about living with heart.

Event schedule: 

Vidant Chowan Hospital Luncheon
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Edenton United Methodist Church 
225 Virginia Rd. | Edenton 

Vidant Bertie Hospital Dinner
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 – 8 p.m. 
Greater Wynns Grove Baptist Church
221 Wynns Grove Church Rd. |Colerain

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital Luncheon
Monday, Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Murfreesboro Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
200 W. Main St. | Murfreesboro

The Outer Banks Hospital Dinner
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
Jennette’s Pier
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail | Nags Head 
Vidant Beaufort Hospital Dinner
Monday, Feb. 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
304 W. 2nd St. | Washington

Vidant Medical Center Dinner
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Rock Springs Center
4025 Highway 43 | Greenville

Vidant Duplin Hospital Luncheon
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12 p.m.
River Landing Clubhouse Ballroom
120 Clubhouse Dr.| Wallace
(10 a.m. Screenings)

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Luncheon
Friday, Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Edgecombe Event Center
1800 Western Blvd | Tarboro

In addition to the Heart Truth speaking tour, the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center is encouraging people to join the Heart Truth campaign on Friday, Feb. 5, National Wear Red Day—to help spread the message that "Heart Disease Doesn't Care What You Wear. It's the #1 Killer of Women." 

All events are free, but registration is required as space is limited. To register or to find out more about these events,, or call toll-free 1-855-MyVidant (855-698-4326). For those events that are full, please call to place your name on a waiting list.
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