Free Heart Program scheduled for Feb. 15 at St. Charles Banquet Center

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. To help educate women about their No. 1 health risk, the SSM Heart Institute is sponsoring the seventh annual “Her Heart: Every Beat Counts” education and screening day. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at The Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center, 1410 South Fifth Street in St. Charles.

The program is open to the public and free to attend. It features physician speakers from SSM St. Joseph Health Center, SSM St. Joseph Hospital West and SSM DePaul Health Center, “Heart-Smart” stations, screenings, gifts and free lunch. Heart disease survivor Rachel D’Souza-Siebert will share her personal experiences with heart disease and how it changed her life.

Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions following each presentation and visit informational booths on a variety of topics. Blood pressure, body fat, cholesterol and glucose screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon. A $10 fee for the fasting cholesterol and glucose screening and appointments are required.

To register for this event and schedule a screening time, call 1-866-776-3627 or visit

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