Jazzy Red Dress Brunch Brings Health Issues to the Forefront

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By: Jacqueline Miles

Sometimes, we as women don’t always take the time to examine our health because we are too busy taking care of everyone else.  Saturday morning, The Links sponsored not only a Jazzy Red Brunch but also a health screening that covered cholesterol, blood pressure and chronic disease screening.  At no cost, everyone could have their screening performed, browse the silent auction and then proceed to enjoy jazz melodies by a serenading saxophonist and a scrumptious, healthy meal prepared by the chefs of New World Landing.

Guests were welcomed by the President of the Pensacola (FC) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, Karyn Combs, Ed.D followed by the introduction of the Emcee, Sue Straughn, Anchor, WEAR, ABC TV.

As always, Ms. Straughn brought a little humor as well as professionalism to make the program enjoyable.

As everyone finished their meal, they were given valuable information regarding heart disease; first from Dr. Ivan Weisberg, MD, followed by Dr. Ludmeita Cosa-Lima, PhD. “Heart disease is the number one killer among African-American women.  We often think it’s cancer but it’s not,” said Dr. Weisberg.

Everyone enjoyed the presentations of the doctors and left with more knowledge of how to take better care of themselves.    

To end a perfect outing, scholarships were given to students and Sharon Bourges-Jones, M.A. Co-Chair, and Immediate Past President, presented gifts to guests.

The grand finale featured a fashion show of young ladies modeling active wear of tennis, golf, swimming and exercise keeping with the theme of “staying active and in good health.”

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