Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lehigh Valley Schuylkill Building Awareness for Heart Disease Through Little Red Dress Event

Pottsville, Pa. (Jan. 30, 2017) – In recognition of National Heart Health Month and in an effort to make women more aware that heart disease is the number one killer of women, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill Auxiliary Schuylkill will hold a “Little Red Dress Event” on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 (Snow Date – Sunday, Feb. 26) at the Ramada Inn, 101 South Progress Avenue, Pottsville.
This “ladies fun day out” will educate and empower women to take control of their heart health. . “This event is aimed at building awareness of women’s heart disease and will offer an opportunity for women to be better informed and learn ways to improve their heart health,” says Mary Bardell, LVH–Schuylkill Auxiliary Liaison.

The Little Red Dress Event will offer heart health education and awareness as well as provide entertainment and fun. The event will feature board-certified cardiologist, Tariq Hafiz, MD, as the main speaker. Hafiz will discuss heart disease in women, signs and symptoms, preventative measures and treatment.

In addition to his private cardiology practice, Hafiz is Medical Director of the Critical Care and Cardiac Rehabilitation Units at LVH–Schuylkill. He also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Commonwealth Medical College and previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Hahneman University and DeSales University.

As part of the Little Red Dress Event, local and regional vendors will be present displaying unique gift items and shopping opportunities for attendees. Richard Lorady, a Dean Martin Tribute act, will provide entertainment.

Tickets are $30 per person when purchased in advance, ($35 at the door) which will include a heart healthy lunch and hors d'oeuvres menu from Carmelo’s Roman Delight Restaurant, Orwigsburg. A cash bar will also be available.

Attendees are encouraged to wear red for the event.

To purchase tickets or to become a vendor, please call Mary Bardell at 570-621-4242 or email