January 29, 2010 -
Local gift shop Necessities & Temptations will generously donate 20 percent of each purchase made during its third annual Heart Health Open House on February 7 to Olympic Medical Center’s cardiac services program.
Edna Peterson, owner of Necessities & Temptations, hopes to promote awareness about heart health among Olympic Peninsula women. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to give back to the community, while raising awareness about women’s heart disease.”
The store is also selling red heart health scarves for $5 apiece, with all the proceeds benefiting the cardiac program at Olympic Medical Center.
Olympic Medical Center's cardiac services program provides a wide spectrum of cardiac care, from prevention education, health screening and diagnostic tests, to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. “We want to encourage people to take control of their heart health in order to prevent heart disease – the number one killer of American men and women,” says Judy Tordini, director of cardiac services, Olympic Medical.
Tordini will be on hand during the open house to discuss strategies for women to detect their risk of heart disease, wellness and prevention, tools used to diagnose heart disease, treatment and rehabilitation. She will also provide blood pressure checks.
February 7 is also Super Bowl Sunday. Peterson and her staff hope to see women come by before the game, at half time or during the game if they’d rather shop and visit with other area women.
Store owner, Edna Petersen, is extremely excited about the Open House event and the opportunity to give back to the community while raising awareness for women’s heart disease. There will be a red purse drawing and $5 red scarves will be on sale with proceeds benefitting the Olympic Medical Center’s Cardiac Services. On this Super Bowl Sunday, wear red and join us – listen and relax in an informal setting, enjoy dark chocolates and 20% off all purchases.
About Necessities & Temptations
Necessities & Temptations has been a part of this community for more than 10 years, bringing 5,000 square feet of fine products. They are your downtown department store, with merchandise ranging from kitchen to chocolates, fine jewelry, a fabulous baby department, home décor and gift certificates. Trained employees can help find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 7 am to 6 pm and Sundays 11 am to 6 pm.
About Olympic Medical Center
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. OMC is a sole community hospital and rural referral center. It provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.