‘Tea in Wonderland’ Educates Women on Heart Health
This year’s annual ‘Tea in Wonderland’ was a big hit among the local women from Avon and Brownsburg. Last Saturday, girls ages 5 to 70-years-old got together to have fun, as well as learn about heart health. It was held at Jamberry Nails, hosted by the American Heart Association (AHA), the tea party was a pampering event with a message.
Emily Nichols, the Youth Market Director of the AHA, was an active participant. “Many women are too busy taking care of everyone else, and this is a fun way for them to relax,” Nichols said in the Flyer Group article. “Why not have a fun environment with an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme?”
Activities for the girls and women included brunch and tea, spray tattoos, hands-on CPR, a photo booth and manicures from Jamberry Nails, located just a few miles west of Indianapolis. Nail consultant Linzi Horsley was one of the volunteers that wanted to help out during the event.
“We heard about this beautiful pampering event with the kids and moms and thought what a great place to be,” Horsley said in the recent article. “We would love to come back next time too.”
As the ladies got their pampering on, they told stories about how important it is to keep your heart healthy. One story involved an Avon graduate, Katie Newton. She was Miss Teen Indiana International and had an experience that changed her life. Newton was diagnosed with Bradycardia – the enlargement of the heart which slows it down at 50 beats per minute, at the age of 15.
“I have done 30 events with the American Heart Association, and have gotten so much out of it,” she said in the article. “This is something different and I think a lot of girls love this.”
In addition, to all the exciting activities available for the ladies there was a silent auction. The proceeds from the ‘Tea in Wonderland’ went back into educating and research for the AHA, to prevent future heart problems from recurring in women. After all, it is the #1 cause of death in the country.