Cristy Baldwin, Medial Messaging Chair
Mary Beeson, Passion & Logistics Chair
Integrity Hospice & Palliative Care
Angela Blevins, Better U Co-Chair
Bailey Building Company
Laura Greene, Circle of Red Chair
Renee Gross, Auction Co-Chair
Central Trust & Investment Company
Kayshia Rosenbury, Open Your Heart Chair
Simmons First Bank
Committee at Large
Andrea McKinney Marita Thomas
As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the national Go Red For Women movement, it’s an exciting time to serve as co-chairs of Springfield’s 2013 Go Red For Women Luncheon.
While we know that there is much work left to do, we want to pause for a moment and celebrate the incredible progress made over the past decade:
In addition to these impressive achievements, thanks to Go Red For Women, the research community is highlighting more gender-specific results in their studies. As a result, it is now easier to recognize symptom differences, medication responses, and guidelines for prevention and treatment.
Much of this success can be attributed to each of you who continue to generously support the American Heart Association’s efforts. Moving forward, we will continue to stand together as we usher in A Revolution of Red that will continue for the next 10 years and beyond.
At Central Trust & Investment Company and Empire Bank, Go Red For Women is an important part of our mission to empower individuals with knowledge, enhance the lives of women, and provide education and resources that extend beyond financial advice to “matters of the heart”. We are proud to be part of a movement that helps women achieve longer and healthier lives!
Welcome to the Springfield Go Red For Women Luncheon! We’re delighted you are here and appreciate your interest in learning how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of women. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness of their risk and protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at www.GoRedForWomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, join the American Heart Association in making it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. Share what you learn today with your family and members of your community. Tell five women you want them to live and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation today will make a difference in the lives of women here and across the country. You can help fund local and national Go Red activities that support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women.
Thank you again for being here. My hope is that you won’t leave today without committing to making a difference by joining the Go Red For Women movement — women everywhere need your help. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. We believe reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake.
With your commitment, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
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