The American Heart Association in Maine will hold its 7th annual Go Red “Purse-onality” event on Thursday, September 28th at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. The event features a silent auction of more than 25 purse packages donated by local supporters. Each purse is hand-selected and filled with items and mementos that reflect the donors’ “purse-onality” such as work, hobbies or family interests.
Channel 8 WMTW Anchor Kathleen Jordan will emcee the event which will celebrate the Go Red for Women movement and help increase research of heart disease and stroke in women. Dr. Brandei Wingard, a cardiologist at Northern Light Mercy Hospital, will present a short session on women’s heart health and will be on hand to answer questions from attendees. Celina McMichael of Kennebunk will share her journey of suffering multiple strokes throughout her life, while continuing to complete marathons.
Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. As the leading killer of women — claiming the lives of one in three women — cardiovascular diseases take more women’s lives than all cancers combined.
This Go Red for Women event benefits the American Heart Association in Maine. Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by CVS Health. The Purse-onality event is sponsored locally by Kennebunk Savings Bank and Channel 8 WMTW.