Heart Fund lunch has ‘Ruby Red’ theme

Lauren Robinson, Jacqueline Ebanks, Nandni Khera and Marcia McCoy.

The Cayman Heart Fund has been at the forefront of cardiovascular disease education and prevention – the islands’ No. 1 health issue – for almost a decade.

Guests are encouraged to wear the theme color at the Ruby Red Luncheon.
Guests are encouraged to wear the theme color at the Ruby Red Luncheon.

With the Heart Fund and Baptist Health International hosting two events at the Marriott Beach Resort on March 18, there is plenty of opportunity for the public to show its support of the fund.

The nonprofit Heart Fund, which was established to reduce cardiovascular disease locally through education, and to raise money earmarked for buying essential specialist equipment, is hosting The Women’s Expo from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the Ruby Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m.

Ruby Luncheon

Those who attend the $50-a-plate event are asked to wear semiformal attire, preferably in red. Money raised will go toward buying an ambulance for the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority.

Always something of a gala occasion, the luncheon will offer attendees a complimentary glass of heart-healthy red wine on arrival. The luncheon will consist of a three-course meal; a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses; and entertainment by Centre Pointe Dancers.

Rebekah Brooks, spokesperson for Baptist Health International, said, “The luncheon is always a fun event, and a great opportunity to support a worthy charity, all while learning more about the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the Cayman Islands. We are so thankful for all our supporters and especially the continued support we have received from Baptist International Hospital.”

Yvonne Turner Johnson, MD, is the keynote speaker at the Ruby Red Luncheon.
Yvonne Turner Johnson, MD, is the keynote speaker at the Ruby Red Luncheon.

Keynote speaker

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Yvonne Turner Johnson, co-medical director of the Emergency Department at Baptist Health South Florida and emergency director of the Heart Attack Unit at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Johnson’s topic will be “Secrets of a Woman’s Heart.”

Dr. Johnson has worked in the Emergency Department of South Miami Hospital – Baptist Health South Florida since 2001. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, she is a graduate of

Harvard College and Howard University College of Medicine.

She was in private practice for several years with Dr. Robert Cava before turning to the practice of emergency medicine full-time.

She recently served as the president of the medical staff at South Miami Hospital.

Dr. Johnson has been honored several times as “Doctor of the Day,” staffing the Florida Legislative Clinic in Tallahassee. She also is a member of the American College of Physicians and is active with the National Medical Association.

Corporate tables of 10 cost $450. For tickets and further information, contact 916-6324 or email [email protected]

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