St. Francis Medical Center Fashion Show to support women’s heart health

Doctors, nurses and other staff members at St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) in Lynwood are completing their final fittings as they prepare to hit the runway on June 19 for the SFMC Foundation’s third annual Luncheon and Fashion Show, which will benefit the facility’s Heart Center and provide heart screenings and medical intervention for uninsured women from the surrounding community.

According to Mary Eileen “Dub” Drees, CEO of the SFMC Foundation, the upcoming event will provide an ideal opportunity for “bringing visibility to what is often a silent killer of so many women…right in our own neighborhoods.” In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, with one in three women dying each year from cardiovascular-related illness or a sudden coronary event.

“Through this event and our ongoing education and awareness efforts, we want individuals and families to start focusing more on heart disease prevention so there is less need for heart disease intervention,” said Drees. “This year’s fashion show is our way of stepping onto the stage as a leader in promoting heart health…for everyone.”

The Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S. Pine Avenue. Scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., the event will include lunch, a purse auction, and a parade of fashion clothing, with models showing off a variety of men’s and women’s casual, sport and evening attire.

The fashion show is open to all community members. For information or tickets, contact Grace Mendez at the SFMC Foundation, (310) 900-7331 or GraceMendez@dochs.org, or visit www.SFMCFoundation.org.


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‘Digging a well together’

Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Christian de Cherge, the Trappist Abbott who was martyred in Algeria in 1996, was fond of sharing this story: He had a very close Muslim friend, Mohammed, and the two of them used to pray together, even as they remained aware of their differences as Muslim and Christian.  

Aware too that certain schools of thought, both Muslim and Christian, warn against this type of prayer out of a sense that the various faiths are not praying to the same God, the two of them didn’t call their sessions together prayer. Rather they imagined themselves as “digging a well together.”

 

 

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January 31, 2015

  • Saturday, January 31

    Nine-Hour Novena and Mass, 6:45 a.m., Saint Joseph the Worker Church, 19855 Shermann Way, Winnetka. Sponsored by the Infant Jesus of Prague Apostolic Group. For more information, contact Leo, (818) 633-3926. www.IJPAG.com

    Nun Run 5K, 8 a.m., Race starts on Dover Ave. in Thousand Oaks. Registration $25-35 and includes Nun Run T-shirt and pancake breakfast. For more information, email events@sndca.org or visit www.sndca.org/nunrun.

    Charismatic Mass with Healing Service, 8:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 9451 Broadway, Temple City. Mass will be celebrated by Father Mark Strader.

     

     

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