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Creighton Holds Fourth Annual Girls’ Night Out

Creighton Holds Fourth Annual Girls’ Night Out

The Cardiac Center of Creighton University Medical Center and the American Heart Association (AHA), Omaha chapter, will hold a fourth annual “Girls’ Night Out” on Thursday, Feb. 1.

On “Girls’ Night Out,” participating metro restaurants agree to donate 5 percent of their proceeds – between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. – to the American Heart Association in Omaha.

The event is designed to raise money for the AHA but, more importantly, increase awareness about women and heart disease.

Heart disease kills more American women than the next six leading causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Yet, most women think breast cancer is their most serious health threat. The good news is that women can substantially reduce their risk through lifestyle changes, including good dietary habits, regular exercise and no smoking.

Girls’ Night Out is designed to raise women’s awareness about their risk factors for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular disease as well as how they can reduce those risks. There will be information about women and heart disease at participating restaurants.

About 30 restaurants are expected to participate in Girls’ Night Out. Women (and men) are encouraged to wear red, the color for women and heart disease, when dining out on Feb. 1. For more information, visit The Cardiac Center’s website at http://thecardiaccenter.creighton.edu.

Posted: 1/22/07