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Vidant Health spreads The Heart Truth across eastern North Carolina with national guest speaker Eliz Greene

February 25, 2013 posted by Barbara Dunn

GREENVILLE -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and people in eastern North Carolina are at high risk of developing the disease. During American Heart Month, Vidant Health invites women to learn more about heart disease, risk factors and what to do to improve heart health. 

WHAT: Heart Truth Social, presented by the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Edgecombe Hospital 

WHEN: Feb. 26, 2013 
6 – 8 p.m. 
WHERE: Rock Springs Center 
Highway 43, Greenville 

INFORMATION: Guests will enjoy heart healthy hors d’oeuvres and our signature beverage, a non-alcoholic “red dress-tini”, while being informed and inspired by keynote speaker Eliz Greene. You’ll also meet heart specialist Dr. Noel Peterson and learn how to put red in your everyday life with our “Wear Red” fashion show. 

Seating is limited, so registration is required. To register, call 1-800-472-8500 or go online to 

About the featured speaker, Eliz Greene 

Eliz Greene was seven months pregnant with twins when she suffered a massive heart attack. Her life changed. Not only did she survive a 10-minute cardiac arrest, the cesarean delivery of her daughters and open-heart surgery all on the same day, she gained new perspective and passion for life. 

Her heart attack forced her to slow down and pay attention to what was important. 

Greene shares strategies for healthier lives and provides the motivation to adopt at least one. Guests will laugh, dance, and learn along with Greene as she shares personal stories and real-world strategies to live longer, feel better, and stress less. 

About The Heart Truth 

The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease and is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through the campaign, the NHLBI leads the nation in a landmark heart health awareness movement that is being embraced by millions who share the common goal of better heart health for all women. 

The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is the Red Dress, which was introduced as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 by the NHLBI. The Red Dress reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action. 

To learn more, visit 

Media interested in covering any of the events should contact Barbara Dunn; contact information above. 

Regional Heart Truth events schedule: 

Feb 25 – Ahoskie 
Heart Truth Luncheon 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Roanoke Chowan Community College 
Multi-purpose room 
109 Community College Road, Ahoskie 

Feb. 27 – Belhaven and Edenton 
Heart Truth Luncheon 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Wilkinson Center 
144 W. Main St., Belhaven 

Heart Truth Tea 
Presented by Vidant Chowan Hospital 
4 – 5:30 p.m. 
1767 Chowan County Courthouse 
117 East King St., Edenton 

Feb. 28 – Nags Head and Windsor 
Second Annual Heart Health Luncheon 
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Jennette’s Pier 
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head 
Presented by The Outer Banks Hospital 
Luncheon courtesy of Dominion Power 

Heart Truth Social and Dinner 
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Cashie Convention Center 
118 County Farm Road, Windsor 
Presented by Vidant Bertie Hospital 

March 1 – Wallace 
7th Annual Women's Heart Health Luncheon 
River Landing Clubhouse, Grand Ballroom 
120 Clubhouse Drive, Wallace 
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