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Vidant Health is spreading The Heart Truth across eastern North Carolina with national guest speaker Tracey Conway

February 20, 2014 posted by Beth Anne Atkins

Vidant Health is spreading The Heart Truth across eastern North Carolina with national guest speaker Tracey Conway

GREENVILLE, NC - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and people in eastern North Carolina are at high risk. To help educate women about heart disease, risk factors and what to do to improve heart health, Vidant Health, the East Carolina Heart Institute and its physician partners are holding free events across the region featuring national guest speaker Tracey Conway. For more information and to register, visit 

About the featured speaker, Tracey Conway 
Dying onstage is the last thing you’d expect from an Emmy Award winning actress and comedienne. But only 
minutes after filming her comedy television show, Tracey Conway literally dropped dead from sudden cardiac arrest. Her chances of survival were barely one in 20, but after six defibrillator shocks, paramedics brought her back to life. Her lively and poignant story will touch and inspire all who hear it.

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 

The Heart Truth events schedule

Monday, Feb. 24 
Vidant Duplin Hospital Luncheon 
10 a.m. screenings | Noon luncheon 
River Landing Clubhouse Ballroom, 120 Clubhouse Drive, Wallace 

Monday, Feb. 24 (Event full, wait list available) 
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Dinner 
5 p.m. screenings | 6 p.m. dinner 
Edgecombe Events Center, 1800 Western Boulevard, Tarboro 

Tuesday, Feb. 25 
Vidant Beaufort Hospital and Vidant Pungo Hospital Luncheon 
10 a.m. screenings|11:30 a.m. luncheon 
Washington Civic Center, 110 Gladden Street, Washington 
Take our free Red Dress Express from Vidant Pungo Hospital to the Washington Civic Center. Depart at 10:00 am. Return at approximately 2:30 p.m. Registration required. 

Tuesday, Feb. 25 
East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center Dinner 
6 – 8 pm 
Rock Springs Center, 4025 Highway 43 North, Greenville 

Wednesday, Feb. 26 
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital Luncheon 
11:30 a.m. screenings | Noon luncheon 
Roanoke-Chowan Community College, 109 Community College Road, Ahoskie 

Thursday, Feb. 27 (Event full, wait list available) 
The Outer Banks Hospital Luncheon 
11 a.m. screenings|11:30 am luncheon 
Kelly’s Restaurant & Tavern, 2316 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head 

Thursday, Feb. 27 
Vidant Bertie Hospital Social and Dinner 
6 – 8 p.m. 
Cashie Convention Center, 118 County Farm Road, Windsor 

Friday, Feb. 28 
Vidant Chowan Hospital Luncheon 
Noon – 1:30 p.m. 
Edenton United Methodist Church, 225 Virginia Road, Edenton 

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