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Go Red for Women Luncheon: Northwest Houston women reconnect in person to rally against #1 & #5 health threats

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After nearly two years away from in person luncheons, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, has announced their 2022 NWHC Go Red for Women® Luncheon will return to our community in-person.

This signature luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. on Friday, April 22 at The Westin Memorial City. The event is chaired by Nancy Trennel, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at First Community Credit Union.

Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health. As the trusted, passionate and relevant force to eradicate heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association remains steadfast and committed to meeting the comprehensive health needs of women — at every stage of life.

“Recent Go Red for Women surveys show that younger women, Gen Z and Millennials, are less likely to be aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat,” said Chair Nancy Trennel. Today, many women are struggling to juggle responsibilities more than ever. They are stressed, navigating work, family, and simply keeping it all together. They wake up with an ever-growing to-do list, yet their own physical health and mental wellbeing is rarely at the top. It is important that all women have access to health information so that they can build healthier lives.”

This annual luncheon is a cornerstone of the Go Red for Women movement in local communities. The empowering gathering focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke, sharing stories of people impacted by cardiovascular disease and raises critically needed funds to save more lives.

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“It’s not just about wearing red. It’s not just about sharing heart-health facts. It’s about all women standing together with Go Red for Women — because 1 in 3 women die from cardiovascular diseases and losing even one woman is too many,” said Trennel. “There’s something about the energy that builds when we meet in person for this movement and we’re looking forward to be being able to see one another and continue raising funds for this worthy cause.”

The time is now. The need is real. Our strength is unmatched. There is no greater, more relentless force in the world than women united with passion and purpose.

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and the Northwest Houston luncheon is locally sponsored by First Community Credit Union, St. Luke’s Health, Houston Methodist, Darcy & Bob Mingoia, and Memorial Hermann Hospital System. For more information and to register to attend the Go Red For Women Luncheon, contact Kayla.Griffin@heart.org or visit NorthwestHarrisCountyGoRed.Heart.org

About Go Red for Women® 

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 18 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). 

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Source: American Heart Association

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