We are pleased to announce that the American Heart Association is accepting applications for women who would like to participate in the 2016 Go Red For Women® BetterU Challenge — a challenge that could save your life.
Background: Research shows that most cardiac events can be prevented if women make small, yet life-saving choices for their hearts. Go Red For Women® is the American Heart Association’s national movement to make women aware of their risk for heart disease and provide inspiration to take action to reduce that risk.
Introducing the Go Red For Women® Challenge! We will be selecting 10 women, over the age of 18, in southwest Missouri, who will be profiled on our Web site, in the media and at the Go Red For Women Luncheon on September 15, 2016. Finalists are encouraged to adopt lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity and healthy eating. We hope that this will inspire other women to begin a heart healthy lifestyle change.
Women chosen to participate in the Go Red For Women® Challenge will take part in a 12-week program. Participants will be provided with tools, resources and support needed to make healthy changes in their lives.
As part of the Go Red For Women® Challenge, the participants will receive:
Free wellness screenings before and after the challenge by Mercy Women’s Heart Center
A personalized fitness program from Thrive Personal Fitness
A chiropractic treatment package, including adjustments, therapies, and acupuncture (as needed) by Loehr Chiropractic
Free 3 month gym membership at any of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s three family centers
As part of this challenge, our final applicants will be expected to complete the following:
Attend Go Red luncheon on September 15, 2016 (your ticket will be provided)
Attend Saturday educational meetings beginning June 4, 2016
Attend personal training sessions as scheduled once per week
Complete preliminary and final heart risk assessment at Mercy Women’s Heart Center
Attend Meet & Greet event on May 24, 2016 at Ollis, Akers, Arney
Appear on stage and/or in a video that will be shown at the Go Red event on September 15, 2016
We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with respect to age, lifestyle, marital status, ethnicity, and physical health. You do not have to be a model or a particular body type; it is more important to us that we have a group of positive thinkers. Most importantly we are looking for people who are ready to make a positive change to their health.
If you would like to be considered for the Go Red For Women® BetterU Challenge, please complete the application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpringfieldBetterU and mail or email a photo (which will not be returned) to:
American Heart Association
2446 E. Madrid
Springfield, MO 65804
Fax to: 417-881-8972
*Paper applications are available by clicking HERE.