Sharon Macon, president of the Women's Professional Networking Group, presents a donation of $4,150 raised during the group's second annual Go Red Dinner to officials with the American Heart Association.

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Sharon Macon, president of the Women's Professional Networking Group, presents a donation of $4,150 raised during the group's second annual Go Red Dinner to officials with the American Heart Association.

Women’s group raises funds for American Heart Association

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The Women’s Professional Networking Group recently held their second annual Go Red Dinner.

Co-sponsored by Nash UNC Health Care, the even included dinner, a presenter, a silent auction and a fashion show and is aimed at raising money to fight and awareness of the No. 1 killer of women – heart disease.

Speaking to a sold out crowd, Dr. Shalendra Varma, medical director of Nash Heart Center, explained that the symptoms of a heart attack for a woman may be very different than those for a man. The symptoms are often overlooked because women feel that they are simply “tired” or “stressed.”

The dinner raised $4,150 for the American Heart Association.

Rocky Mount’s Heart Walk will be held in October. For more information on the Go Red Dinner, the Heart Walk or the Women’s Professional Networking Group, visit www.wpng.net.