Chattanooga Go Red For Women Luncheon To Host Five Local Honorees

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Five local women will step up and speak out at this year’s Chattanooga Go Red for Women luncheon on May 9. The American Heart Association’s annual fundraiser brings light to heart disease which is the Number One Killer of women in America today and will claim the lives of one in three women.

Women ranging from toddler to adult will share their stories of heart disease – an often silent, hidden and misunderstood killer. The luncheon is part of the national Go Red for Women movement that encourages women to take charge of their heart health so they can live stronger, longer lives.

The goal for the Go Red for Women Luncheon is to encourage awareness of the issue of heart disease for women and also encourage action to save more lives. In 2010, the AHA set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020.

The Go Red for Women Luncheon in Chattanooga will take place May 9 at the Chattanooga Convention Center beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Attendees are treated to educational and entertaining breakout sessions, silent auction, a fashion show featuring local boutiques and also inspiring stories of survival during lunch. Heart and stroke survivors can tell their stories on the Red Couch presented by EPB Fiber Optics and a Patron Party sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee will follow the event. The 2014 Chairperson of Go Red for Women is Jennifer McIntyre of Raymond James. Tickets for the Chattanooga Go Red for Women luncheon program are available for purchase by calling 423-763-4404 or by visiting chattanoogagored.ahaevents.org.

Go Red for Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and the Local Cause Sponsor is Erlanger Health System.




Transportation Department Announces Several Lane Closures

Effective immediately, Norfolk Southern will be making repairs to the railroad overpass on East 11th Street between Douglas Street and Baldwin Street, and there will be temporary lane closures.  Police officers will be onsite to flag traffic through the area.  These lane closures will be intermittent between the hours of  10 a.m. and 4 p.m .  The project ... (click for more)

“Coffee With A Cop” Set For June 4 In Dalton

For some, a cup of coffee is an essential part of the morning routine. For others, it's an occasional treat to get the day going. Whether one is a caffeine addict or just an occasional coffee drinker, though, a cup of coffee can be the start of a great conversation and that is what officers from the Dalton Police Department are planning on June 4. The DPD will be hosting its second ... (click for more)

Cleveland Councilman Banks Critical Of City Manager Casteel, But Several Council Members Come To Her Defense

Cleveland City Councilman Richard Banks on Tuesday afternoon was critical of City Manager Janice Casteel, but several other council members came to her defense.   The council, at the end of the discussion, voted to establish an evaluation process for city employees.   Ben Moore, a retired pharmacist and life-long resident of Cleveland told the council ... (click for more)

City Council Looking Into Need For City Court

City Council Chair Carol Berz on Tuesday brought up the issue of whether, under its charter, the city is required to have a City Court. She also asked Assistant City Attorney Phil Noblett to look into the issue of whether the city is required to have two divisions of City Court. Attorney Noblett said he also will look into the ramifications of the Municipal Court Reform Act ... (click for more)

County Officials Need To Provide A Decent Animal Shelter

Once upon a time, a group of citizens concerned about the decaying building housing the Humane Educational Society on Highland Park raised their voices in an outcry about the deplorable state of the HES facility and the over-population of unwanted and unspayed/unneutered cats and dogs in Hamilton County.   What happened then was that the City Council stepped ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Two More Kick Out UAW

Woody Hayes, the great Ohio State football coach, used to teach his players to “paralyze resistance with persistence” but, my word, the likable theory has taken quite a beating in the past two years at the NTN-Bower ball-bearing plant in Hamilton, Ala. The workers there voted to decertify from the United Auto Workers union two years ago but getting the UAW out the door has turned ... (click for more)