BATESVILLE – March 10, 2017 – The 2017 Red Hot Ladies Luncheon will be held Friday, April 7, in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville to raise awareness about how heart disease, stroke, cancer and other issues impact the lives of women.
About 300 women are expected to attend the annual event, which includes a popular silent auction and luncheon, capped by an informative presentation designed to promote good health.
“The goal of the Red Hot Ladies Luncheon is to empower women with the knowledge and tools they need to make positive changes and commit to a healthy lifestyle,” said Chairperson Joyce Prickett of Citizens Bank. “Over the past 12 years, this luncheon has raised about $110,000 in support for various non-profit organizations that serve the health-related needs of women and their families in Batesville, Independence County and surrounding communities.”
The beneficiary of this year’s luncheon proceeds will be the WRMC Breast Care Center in Batesville, which Center provides high-risk cancer screening, genetic testing and counseling. By examining a family history of cancer and conducting tests, the Center can determine whether an individual possesses an increased risk of developing cancer. The process allows the WRMC Breast Care Center to provide a more personal plan of care.
The event’s featured speaker will be Dr. Lynda Beth Milligan who will address, “When the Doctor Has a Stroke – Learning to Take My Own Advice.” Dr. Milligan is Lead Physician of the V-Impact Telehealth Primary Care Division of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Administration. She will share her personal health experiences from more than 20 years in Family Medicine in Central Arkansas, and hopes to motivate women to live a healthier lifestyle.
Citizens Bank, which launched the series of well-attended community events in 2006 as “The Go Red for Women” luncheon, is the event’s Ruby Sponsor again this year.
The doors will open at 11 a.m. prior to the luncheon for the popular silent auction, which features items and services donated by dozens of local businesses.
Intimidator Inc., based in Batesville, has donated a bright red Gourmet Guru Grill and Guru Cart Table with a total valued exceeding $1,100, as the grand prize for a drawing to be held at the luncheon. Drawing tickets are $10 each, or three for $25.
Reserved sponsorship tables for eight guests for the Red Hot Ladies Luncheon are available for $200. Individual tickets are available for $25 each with open seating. To reserve tables or obtain other information, call 870-698-6234.
Luncheon and drawing tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance at Citizens Bank’s Main Branch and Eagle Mountain Branch, and at the White River Health System Foundation office at 1166 Sidney Street in Batesville.