Red, Set, Go! luncheon to raise funds for CT Scan

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Medical Center Foundation is ready to serve up another heartwarming fundraiser with its 16th annual Red, Set, Go! Heart Luncheon set for Feb. 24.

The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Individual tickets are $65. Persons interested in sponsoring or attending the event can contact the foundation office at 360-417-7144 or buy their tickets at omhf.org.

The luncheon is two-fold: it raises awareness about heart health for women on the Olympic Peninsula, and it’s the primary fundraising event for the OMC Heart Center. During the past 16 years, Red, Set, Go! has raised more than $600,000 for the Heart Center.

Because organizers already have brought in a high level of sponsorship revenue, 100 percent of all money raised at the luncheon will go toward purchase of a cardiac package for Olympic Medical Center’s new CT Scan, said committee chair Karen Rogers. This will allow patients to be examined locally instead of having to travel out of the area.

“The CT system being used is not sufficient for cardiac imaging,” said John Troglia, OMC director of Radiology.

“We are delighted that these new CT systems provide a full body scan in a matter of seconds, offering greater speed, accuracy and detail for the benefit of our patients,” he said. “The systems also reduce radiation compared to the older systems. We are just thrilled to have this technology available for OMC’s use.”

This year’s guest speakers will include Dr. Kara Urnes, Olympic Medical Center Heart Center director, and Dr. Iulai Tulai from Swedish Medical Center, both cardiologists.

“The purpose of our event is to inspire women to become more educated on how to improve their heart health,” Urnes said.

Original artwork of the Olympic Peninsula by Seattle artist Trilby Hainstock, a 1992 Port Angeles High School graduate, will also be featured.

“Every attendee will receive a tea towel imprinted with this art work, which will be released for the first time at the luncheon,” said Bruce Skinner, OMC Foundation executive director.

“We deeply appreciate Trilby’s support.”

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