Sister to Sister’s Healthy Heart Event in January, and an upcoming one Feb 21- It’s delicious and healthy

Last week I attended the Sister to Sister Heart Healthy Tasting with Celebrity Chefs. Women also received FREE comprehensive heart health screenings and immediate individual counseling with a health professional to discuss the results. They also offered engaging and fun educational seminars, fitness and cooking demonstrations, and other resources to promote heart health.

In addition to exciting silent auctions there was delicious food. Here Carol Saline gets a treat from Christina Pirillo from the PBS show Christina Cooks.

The event aims to raise awareness and funds in support of the Sister to Sister Foundation while offering a major Philadelphia networking opportunity and food and drink that is both tasty and healthy.Many conditions that put women at risk for heart disease, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, are hard to detect without screening. Up to 82 percent of heart disease is preventable through lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, increasing exercise and eating a healthier diet.

Among the big-name local chefs who was scheduled to be at the Ritz Carlton creating a variety of dishes for guests to enjoy was: Ellen Yin, co-owner of Fork Restaurant and Bar. Here she is signing a copy of her book for a guest.One segment of the program demonstrated the healthy attributes of knowing how to protect your heart when dining out, including how to handle indulgences like wine and chocolate.
Author and Philly Mag writer, Carol Saline enjoying heart healthy chocolate. (Carol’s daughter, Sharon and I went to elementary school together. They lived down the street from me when I was growing up)
Sister to Sister is currently planning a Women’s Heart Health Fair in February 2008 in Philadelphia at the Phila Convention Center. Come Join Us: The Sister to Sister National Women’s Heart Health Fair is a free, informative, and engaging event for women that features lifestyle presentations, cutting-edge information on medical issues of importance to women and their families, and complimentary heart-health screenings.
Thursday, February 21, 20088:00am – 3:00pm

Arch StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107215-418-4700