A Woman's Heart 2015


A Woman’s Heart Event Scheduled for Feb. 5


Cookeville, TN- Members of “A Woman’s Heart” event committee at Cookeville Regional Medical Center are planning for the Heart Fund’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event is scheduled for February 5, 2015 at the Leslie Town Centre, 1 West First St. in Cookeville, Tenn., from 5 to 8 p.m.


Every year women and men come together for an evening of food, fun, education and entertainment to celebrate women’s heart health. The evening will feature a live and silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages, a fashion show by BLESS, presentation by CRMC cardiologist Dr. Alex Case, as well as entertainment by Ms Blooming Feathers, who will light up the evening with entertainment. The entire evening will be emceed by Lee Wray, WCTE-TV, and Rae Rae, radio DJs at 98.5 KISS FM.


“This year’s event is going to be better than ever,” said Colleen Schabacker, chair of A Woman’s Heart event committee. “Auction items are already coming in and we are so thankful for such a supportive community. The fashion show is going to feature some great clothing for women.


We are honored that Dr. Case will be speaking at the event this year,” continued Schabacker.  “Something that is very exciting and will be celebrated at this year’s event is the hospital’s 20th anniversary in providing excellent heart care in the Upper Cumberland region.”


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of heart care, the first ever Martin Coffey Cardiovascular Award is being given to an individual who has made a positive impact and best exemplifies the same dedication and loyalty to the Heart and Vascular Center at Cookeville Regional that was shown Coffey, former director of the CRMC heart program and one of its founders.


“There are usually 300 people who attend A Woman’s Heart and tickets sell quickly. We are truly passionate about this event because it goes toward a great cause that is near and dear to so many, and we are excited for all our attendees,” said Schabacker. “So many women are affected by heart disease and to give back to this cause to help others who have been diagnosed with heart disease is a wonderful and beautiful thing.”


Reserve a spot now for A Woman’s Heart. Advanced registration is required. Call 931.783.2003 or register online at www.CookevilleRegionalCharity.org. The cost is $30 per person to attend.


“I am truly grateful to our sponsors Tennessee Heart and Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation, and the fantastic efforts of our event committee. This will be an evening to remember; and the proceeds will be used to raise awareness for women’s heart health in our community and support the needs of local heart patients,” said John Bell, Director of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation.