The Heart of Women's Health Luncheon

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The heart of women's health lies deep within the chest. Join us Friday, Nov. 3 to learn why we need to go beyond the "bikini" view of women's health; beyond the focus on the breasts and reproductive organs. Heart disease doesn't discriminate and it claims 1 in 3 women's lives each year.

Event Series: 
Women's Heart Health
November 3, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Event Address: 
5200 E. St. Andrews Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718
Event Location: 
Skyline Country Club
Heart of Women's Health Luncheon, Nov. 3, 2017

Featured Speakers:


Elizabeth Juneman, MD,(left) associate professor of medicine, and Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, (center) assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Moderator: Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, chief of cardiology and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center.

The Faces of Heart Disease

Hear the stories of two women whose lives have been touched by heart disease in very different ways.

McKenzie Meza was 5 days old, she underwent open-heart surgery and was treated by surgeons and cardiologists at UA Sarver Heart Center. They saved her life with excellent medical treatment. Today, she is thriving as senior at Salpointe Catholic High School, where she is on the volleyball team. McKenzie recently was admitted to the University of Arizona class of 2022, and is the recipient of the Wildcat Excellence Award for Academic Achievement.  


As an African American woman who heads the UA Sarver Heart Center Community Coalition for Heart Health Education, Wanda Moore is very aware that she is in one of the highest risk groups of dying from heart disease. Despite her healthy, active lifestyle, she developed coronary artery disease and had to have bypass surgery in 2015.



Honoring the Mary Anne Fay Heart Health Advocate Award Recipient: Gordon A. Ewy, MD, director emeritus, UA Sarver Heart Center and professor emeritus, UA College of Medicine - Tucson, founder of the Sarver Heart Center Women's Heart Health Education Committee.

Details:  Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.  The program will start at 11:45 a.m. and conclude by 1:00 p.m.  Meal choices are salmon or vegetarian/vegan. Tables will seat 10.

Disability Access:  If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability, please contact Jennifer Bunger at (520) 626-2901 or

Registration Information:  Registration for this event is $35 per person.  Please note, the registration fee is non-refundable and not tax-deductible.  If you prefer to mail a check, please include a note stating the names of the attendees, a contact number for you, and if you will have the salmon or vegetarian meal.  Make the check payable to "UAF/Educational Luncheon" and send to UA Sarver Heart Center, PO Box 245046 Tucson, AZ 85724. Online registration closed October 30.  

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The Heart of Women's Health Luncheon is generously sponsored by:


Sarver Heart Center Minority Outreach Program, Community Coalition for Heart Health Education (CCHHE)

Bob and Beverely Elliott

The E.W. Scripps Company

TRICO Electric Cooperative

This event is proudly presented by the Sarver Heart Center Women's Heart Health Education Committee.

Our mission is to reduce heart and vascular disease in women through education, active learning, patient care and research. Please consider supporting our work with your financial or in-kind donations.  To learn more about how you can make a difference in a woman's life, please contact Kathleen Wishnick, Ed.D., committee chair, at or 916-214-9297.

For sponsorship information, please click here.