TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Dozens of heart conscious community members raised a glass to raise money for an area cause Friday.
The American Heart Association hosted a Keep Calm and Drink Red Wine event at the Wildcat Creek Winery. American Heart Association Youth Market Director Emily Nichols hopes it brings more more awareness to heart health.
For $15, members of the public could come and sample some dark chocolate and wine, which studies have shown, in moderation, are good for the heart. There was also music, a yoga demonstration and a medical doctor who provided extra information.
"We're all really busy working, trying to meet those deadlines, maybe having a cocktail at happy hour after work whereas now you can think about how can i take care of my heart instead in the long run. Thinking about now because heart disease is the number one killer in the united states and a lot of people don't realize that," says Nichols.
The heart association hoped to raise $1,000 at the event.
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