Golf Fore Red Hope Heart InstituteRed wine, dark chocolate, the Mediterranean diet and golf can all be heart smart for women according to two groups that are co-presenting a special event on Tuesday, Feb. 25 during Heart Awareness Month.

Participants at the special Women Take Heart™ program will taste wines, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, sample chocolates and get tips and advice on heart healthy diets and lifestyles.

The event, co-presented by The Hope Heart Institute™ and Golf Fore Red™, will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Northwest Cellars™ in Kirkland. Pre-registration is required and may be made online at

The $35 registration fee includes wine and chocolate tastings, appetizers, a gift box of six truffles, $15 off wine purchases, and the program.

Speakers include registered dietician Tricia Sinek and a representative from The Hope Heart Institute. Sinek, also known as “Nutrish,” has been a dietician for 30 years and is a popular speaker on how eating and activity habits can reduce one’s risk of disease. Her experience includes managing a community outreach program for a large regional cancer center. At the upcoming program “Nutrish” will discuss the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

Women Take Heart event attendees will be able to purchase specially labeled “Golf Fore Red” wines, with proceeds benefiting The Hope Heart Institute. They may also register for the seventh annual Golf Fore Red tournament for women. That event, scheduled for July 26 at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, supports science and education for women’s heart health.

About Women Take Heart and The Hope Heart Institute

Women Take Heart™ is a customizable program developed by The Hope Heart Institute that raises awareness and provides tools for healthier living to combat heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. The Hope Heart Institute, based in Bellevue, has a 50‐year history of revolutionary medical advances and educational curricula that make heart disease ‐ America’s No. 1 cause of death ‐ more treatable, beatable, and preventable.

About Golf Fore Red

Golf Fore Red, founded in 2007 by two Seattle-area women who both lost their mother’s to heart disease, combines education, fun and fund-raising for heart disease research. Since inception, the annual tournament – which has sold out the past three years — has raised more than $80,000.

Both “The Hope” and Golf Fore Red are registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

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