From left: Omar Robinson, director, Arya Resort management Ltd; Richard Vernon, deputy mayor of Montego Bay; Janice Tenn-Williams, retired manager NorthCoast Imaging; and Dr Garfield Badal, paediatric surgeon (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
"Heart Smart Centre Goes Red" was the theme for Montego Bay-based cardiologist Dr Claudine Lewis's latest initiative to highlight and promote heart health in women. The initiative included two events on Friday, February 3, a heart health screening exclusively for women and a Wear Red cocktail event.
"We decided to stage Heart Smart Centre Goes Red to raise awareness about heart disease in women. As a woman cardiologist, and someone with heart disease risk factors, it is particularly important to me and our team to highlight how heart disease behaves differently in women. Our awareness campaign introduces our Red Dress ambassadors, who have been engaging women to get screened by sharing their heart health stories. We have also dedicated our team to screening female members of our community for heart disease and heart disease risk factors," Lewis explained.
The Wear Red cocktail event saw the entrance to Heart Smart Centre, located on G West Centre in Montego Bay, transformed by event dÃ©cor outfit Tai Flora Services. The relaxed ambiance saw guests from the medical, political and business sectors; leisurely imbibing sips of vino from Select Brands and CPJ, paired with tasty bites from Stush in the Bush and Rainforest Caribbean. Guests were also treated to entertainment from singer Alexandria Love and the Good Vibes Ongle Band.
BrandEd principal Norma Williams (left) and Dr Karen Phillips kept to the evening's theme. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
From left: Georgia Rose, clinical psychologist; Georgette Grossman, ophthalmologist; Maxine Meijerink, administrative manager, G West Centre; and Carol Thompson-Forbes, lead physician, G West Urgent Care Centre (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Parenting consultant Michelle Gordon rocked a red strapless jumpsuit. Aceio(Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Joy Clark (left), director, corporate and government relations, Digicel, and Everod Wilson, director of sales, Rainforest Caribbean (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Heart Smart Centre CEO and cardiologist Dr Claudine Lewis (centre) was flanked by veterinarian Laura Williams (left), and homemaker Christine Azan. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Heart Smart Centre nurses (from left) Imani Haye, Niketa Lloyd and Gabrielle Lyn pause for a photo op. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Angelie Spencer Home principal Angelie Martin-Spencer stepped out in a stunning red pants suit. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)
Wine selections for the evening from Select Brands (Photo: Aceion Cunningham)