People come to Spiva Center for the Arts dressed in red to spread awareness for a certain disease.
Tonight was Mercy Joplin’s first Ladies’ Night Out With Heart 2019. February is Heart Disease Awareness Month and events like this help people learn more about heart health.
Those attending were asked to bring in hygiene, toiletries, and food items for “go bags” used by women in need at Rapha House. A raffle ticket was given for every item donated. The raffle tickets could be used on various items, including a live painting.
“We’re super excited. Were excited it’s had a great reception within the community. Excited hopefully to raise a lot for needed supplies for women in need here in the community and were excited to see how the night goes,” says Nora Cannon, Mercy Joplin Executive Director of Cardiovascular Services.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women across the U.S.