Published: Apr. 17, 2013
Updated: Apr. 17, 2013
Art, Jazz, Food and Health Screenings at Health Fair May 3 and 4
My name is Kathy Kastan. I survived a bypass when I was 42. I know the unique challenges faced by women living with heart disease, and I’ve made advocating for women’s health my passion. As the director of the Duke Women's Health Initiative, I share my passion with women across the region and beyond.
Women have unique health concerns, and need to work together to demand accurate diagnosis, proper treatment and exceptional care. That is why I encourage you to join me May 3 and 4 for an unprecedented series of events.
Stronger Together: Fighting Disparities and the Leading Causes of Death in Women will redefine what a health fair should be. It harnesses the power of creative energy to reach all your senses. We believe the combination of music, food, art, education and health screenings will be a powerful motivator for change. You won’t just leave with the results of your screening. You’ll leave with a plan. Healthcare professionals will let you know what next steps you should take.
On Friday, May 3, the Stronger Together: A Community Benefit Concert will feature:
The concert will take place at the Durham Convention Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Individual tickets are $125. Dinner and drinks are included.
On Saturday, May 4, Stronger Together: A Women’s Health Education Community Outreach Event will include:
The event takes place at the Durham Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $25 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and an art show. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit Duke Medicine Women’s Health Initiative Community Outreach
To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit http://docme.mc.duke.edu/womenhealth/home.html
Kathy Kastan, LCSW/MA Ed, is director of Duke Medicine's Women's Health & Advocacy Initiative and is past president, emeritus of the board of directors of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. She is past chairman of the board of the Greater Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association. She recently accepted a board membership on the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the American Heart Association. She has been a national spokesperson for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s The Heart Truth®/Red Dress campaign since 2003. Kastan is the author of From the Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease and is frequently invited to blog at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-kastan.