Women’s Heart Fund Annual Spring Luncheon Features Best Selling Author, Martha Weinman Lear

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Women’s Heart Fund 9th Annual Spring Luncheon Features Best Selling Author, Martha Weinman Lear

Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year? The Women’s Heart Fund invites you to join them in their mission to educate the community about the importance of heart health by attending their 9th Annual Spring Luncheon. The event is on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Riverhouse at Rumson Country Club where Martha Weinman Lear, bestselling author of the widely acclaimed Heartsounds memoir will appear as a guest speaker.

The Women’s Heart Fund Spring Luncheon benefits cardiac programs, services and technologies at Meridian Health, offering a fitting audience for Weinman Lear, whose 1979 memoir detailed her husband Hal’s brave efforts to fight coronary disease following a massive heart attack. The memoir was one of the first published pieces to openly discuss illness and health. Now, decades later, Weinman Lear took to writing again after she suffered a heart attack of her own, chronicled in her new memoir, Echoes of Heartsounds.  

In collaboration with Meridian Cardiovascular Network, which offers the most complete range of heart and vascular services – from prevention and diagnosis to advanced surgery and rehabilitation, the Women’s Heart Fund’s stresses the importance of heart health while raising funds that support the best cardiovascular care close to home. Martha Weinman Lear knows firsthand how different heart attacks can look and feel in men and women. Because of this, the author is dedicated to raising awareness for this vital issue in women’s health.

The luncheon, chaired by Nancy Seidenstein, will feature a networking hour, health tips provided by Meridian Health nurses, a raffle and silent auction, and a keynote presentation from Martha Weinman Lear. Last year’s event was attended by more than 150 guests and all proceeds supported the new CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, part of Meridian Health. To purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.meridianhealth.com/heartfund or contact Michelle Casserly at mcasserly@meridianhealth.com or 732.751.5112.

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In September 2014, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a Letter of Intent to merge. In October 2014, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding to merge. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for five consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs. For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com.