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TODAY news for Thursday, February 23, 2006

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‘Go Red’ day party attended by Children’s Hospital and Medical Center patients

Employees and �Go Red� day princesses
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Loma Linda University Medical Center employees along with “Go Red” day princesses pose for a photograph prior to welcoming guests at the American Heart Association event.
“Go Red” day, hosted by Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Loma Linda University Medical Center in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, was held at Loma Linda on Friday, February 3.

“This event is about getting young heart patients together with heart disease survivors to get to know each other and become friends,” says Cathy Grinnan, corporate events director of the American Heart Association.

The event, which the American Heart Association hopes will become an annual occurrence, is about raising awareness of heart disease and the importance of improving the heart health of women.

Hundreds of Loma Linda employees wore red clothing on the “Go Red” day showing support for the American Heart Association’s event. A nationwide Wear Red Day on February 3 was promoted by the American Heart Association.

Loma Linda’s special celebration was held at Wong Kerlee International Conference Center. The venue was decked out with heart-shaped balloons, tablecloths, carpeting, and other decorations—all in red.

A number of the children attending the event are currently patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Some are recovering from surgical procedures, while others are undergoing medical treatment.

By Richard W. Weismeyer

TODAY news for Thursday, February 23, 2006