News release from the YWCA Northeast Indiana:
“At the Heart of Us All”
In honor of Valentine’s Day and The American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” movement, the second Diversity Dialogue of the 2013 season will focus on women’s heart health across the races.
In order to spread awareness about the #1 cause of death for women, we will be discussing heart disease with Lynn Gilmore (a past board chair of the American Heart Association) and Mary Pat Leonard (a staff person at the American Heart Association). Personal stories will be shared and attendees will leave with a better understanding of the importance of fighting heart disease in women.
Attendees are also encouraged to wear red in support of the cause.
This and all other dialogues are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. It will be held at our 1610 Spy Run Avenue office in Fort Wayne.
All Diversity Dialogues are free and open to the public. Free parking is available. To join us, please RSVP on our YWCA Northeast Indiana Facebook page, or contact Administrative Coordinator Sue Hiatt at or (260) 424-4908 ext.254.
About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.
Since 1894, the YWCA Northeast Indiana, which serves Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley counties, has given voice to the concerns of women and provided services to meet the changing needs of women and their families. A nonprofit organization, the YWCA operates Indiana’s oldest domestic violence shelter, providing shelter and services to women, men and children escaping domestic violence. The YWCA welcomes the interest and participation of both women and men committed to this vision. The organization receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other groups, and is a United Way Partner Agency in each county served.