RALEIGH, NC, January 25, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Kroger Co. (http://www.kroger.com/), the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that it will co-host the annual "Pretty Party in Red" with the Duke Heart Center on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, located at 4700 Emperor Blvd. in Durham. An annual celebration, "Pretty Party in Red" is focused on heart health and coincides with the National Wear Red Day, a movement that began in 2003 to raise awareness to the cardiovascular disease that is the No. 1 killer of women. The event kicks off February as American Heart Month, which provides awareness about cardiovascular disease, one of the leading causes of death across the United States that kills more than 600,000 Americans each year.
"Pretty Party in Red" will feature "Prescriptions from the Kitchen" cooking demonstrations from Kroger's Chef Al Panzer and Pharmacist Ouita Gatton beginning at 6 p.m., with a boxed dinner included. The evening will incorporate a variety of heart-health activities, including screenings, massages and Zumba lessons. The event will cost $10 per person and is open to the public. For more information and to register, visit http://www.dukehealth.org/events/class_view?id=BSP002HB.
"Raising awareness for cardiovascular disease is very important because so many Americans are affected by the condition each year. As a grocery store, we want to help our customers in any way we can by providing quality, nutritious products and recipes along with expert advice from our pharmacists on how to stay healthy and keep your heart happy," said Carl York, advertising & public relations manager for Kroger's mid-Atlantic marketing region. "We are honored to stand alongside the Duke Heart Center and support this amazing event for a great cause."
- Cost is payable only by cash or check at the door. Registration can also be made by calling 888-ASK-DUKE.
Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, has 14 stores throughout the Triangle, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (4) and Durham (6). Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs more than 338,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 788 convenience stores, 361 fine jewelry stores, 1,046 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the United States. Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://www.kroger.com.
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