Annual North Houston Go Red for Women Event Raises more than $200,000
On Friday, May 21, American Heart Association’s virtual Go Red for Women celebration, took its philanthropic efforts beyond the traditional ballroom luncheon to empower women across northwest Houston to take charge of their health, raising more than $200,000 to fund its research and education programs that will improve the health and well-being of our neighbors, and ultimately save lives from heart disease and stroke. Scores of community members, medical professionals and corporate leaders joined the live virtual event to support and celebrate the heart-healthy organization’s mission.
Guests were encouraged to wear red as they enjoyed the signature event from the comfort of their own homes and had the opportunity to share how they were “going red” across social media. Emcee and KPRC 2 anchor, Jonathan Martinez, hosted the digital experience while guests had the chance to bid on luxury silent auction items.
The engaging afternoon of giving continued with a personal appearance and special, heartfelt thanks from American Heart Association CEO, Nancy Brown, for esteemed 2021 Go Red for Women Honoree, Darcy Mingoia, who was honored for her 30 years of service to the organization and her generous support of AHA fundraising goals.
“Darcy has volunteered and advocated for heart health alongside the American Heart Association since 1990 when she co-chaired our first-ever Heart Walk in Cy-Fair. As a passionate proponent of women’s heart health, Darcy has been involved with our Go Red for Women movement since its inception. She has served as Chair of our Circle of Red and Luncheon numerous times over her tenure. Darcy’s commitment as a Circle of Red member has inspired countless others to join alongside her. Thank you, Darcy, for your continued support and belief in the work of the American Heart Association. We are grateful for you,” said Brown.
Learn more about the Digital Experience by visiting the Montgomery County event website here.
The American Heart Association’s signature initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 17 years, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedforWomen.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721).
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. AHA is dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, AHA funds innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with the American Heart Association on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721).
Source: American Heart Association