On behalf of the 2010 Go Red for Luncheon Committee, we are thankful for the support of our wonderful sponsors who, in some cases, have dug deep to ensure that our mission lives on and our message is heard.
The committee, comprised of some of our area’s finest and most incredible women, has planned a great event to energize and entertain you. We hope that after this year, you will be an advocate and ambassador for the Go Red movement.
I want to share a story with you that I hope will encourage you to reach out to your friends and family and share the Go Red message. Each year I have invited family and friends to join me at the luncheon, and each year I get phone calls from my luncheon guests thanking me for a wonderful afternoon and the words “I had no idea” ring through each call. In one particular case, it was my mom who called to tell me that she needed to make an appointment with a cardiologist. While listening to that year’s speaker, she realized that she had been ignoring some symptoms and that when hearing them she realized these signs were more important than the time she had given them. She asked me to get a few recommendations for cardiologists who understand the differences between men and women and she was off on her own health crusade. I am so thankful that she heard the message and took the time to learn more about her cardiovascular health. With a few changes and the proper attention to her cardiovascular health, she is living a healthy life.
I share this story with you because as women we often ignore symptoms and signs that our bodies are trying to tell us. We get busy and forget. Unfortunately, the odds are against us as long as we deny the messages. Please don’t forget.
Thank you for your support of Go Red! May you wear your red with flare and live with healthy hearts that strongly beat for you.
Our Hearts. Our Choice.
Six years ago the American Heart Association made a decision to create a specific focus on women’s cardiovascular health and the Go Red for Women movement was born. In the relatively short time since that decision, hundreds of thousands of women have joined the movement and have been made aware that the number one cause of death for women is heart disease and stroke. Thousands of medical providers are also more informed about the different symptoms and risk factors for women with heart disease. The world is changed forever because of a decision, a choice.
This year, in Northern Nevada, forty women made the choice and decision to get involved with the 2010 Go Red for Women committee. They decided to donate dozens of hours to create the event that you are enjoying today, with the tribute to those who’ve survived heart disease, the Health Expo to offer health screenings and the keynote speaker to educate and motivate women to make good decisions for their own heart health.
I am profoundly grateful to the dedicated volunteers on the Go Red for Women committee and I am amazed by their commitment to helping women live healthier lives. Please make a decision to visit your doctor, know your numbers, learn your family history, get daily exercise and watch your diet. Your life could be changed forever with the power of one decision, one choice. Afterall, they are our hearts, our choice.
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