Heart to Heart Event Educates and Empowers Women

The annual Unity Health Heart to Heart Fireside Chat event was held Feb. 10 at Harding University Cone Chapel and more than 170 were in attendance. Educating women on the importance of heart health, the event featured a vendor fair of informational and retail booths, a luncheon and a personal story from Unity Heath Ambassador, Karen Churchill and a fireside chat with Cardiologist, Katherine Durham, M.D., and heart survivor, Katie Sheffield. Together, they discussed Sheffield’s story and how it reflects several of the same characteristics that Durham sees in many of her patients. Durham was happy to answer audience questions and reminded attendees of the importance of heart health and the proper steps to take toward living a healthier lifestyle. Survivors of heart episodes were also celebrated.

Platinum Heart Sponsor was Medtronic, Silver Sponsor was Pfizer and Bronze Sponsors included Tara & Co. Diamonds and Unity Health Carousel Gift Shop. Vendors provided materials for education and information on heart health and medication, and local businesses offered handmade items and gifts perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday. Booths included Carolyn’s Custom Jewelry, CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, Han Written, Medtronic, Novartis, Pfizer, Searcy Athletic Club, The Natural State Yoga, Unity Health Cardiac Rehabilitation, Unity Health Carousel Gift Shop, Unity Health Dietitians, Unity Health Foundation, Unity Health Healthworks, Women for Harding, and West End Salon & Day Spa.