I have the privilege of serving as this year's Go Red For Women Executive Chair. I am thrilled to serve with so many people who passionately want to defeat this No. 1 killer of women.
I Go Red because I own a business that employs about 400 people, over ninety percent of whom are female. I know that the No. 1 killer of women (and men) is heart disease and in 1999, I lost four employees much too early to this aggressive killer. I want each and every woman who works at Home Instead Senior Care to know her numbers and get heart healthy! Our special CAREGivers spend their days caring for others as part of their job, as well as fulfilling their care giving role at home. These special women often stay so busy that they neglect their own health, probably not unlike the special women in your life. It is my goal to get all women in Kentuckiana to take charge of their health and to do everything they can to decrease their risk factors.
Won't you join us as we try to save lives and defeat heart disease? I would love to see you on Thursday, May 19th at the Kentucky International Convention Center for the Go Red For Women Luncheon. We will have a time of education, awareness and celebration. Join us as we "Make It Our Mission" to take charge of our heart health and Go Red!
Home Instead Senior Care
Welcome to the Kentuckiana Goes Red! We’re delighted you want to learn how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what Go Red For Women is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s women’s No. 1 killer. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this often-preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness, to protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and other loved ones. 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 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, speak up. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. You can make a difference. Choose to share what you learn today with your family and members of your community.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation will help fund local and national Go Red activities to support awareness, research, education and community programs to benefit women.
Please don’t leave today without committing to make a difference. Join the Go Red For Women movement — women need your help. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. Reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you.
By working together, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
Connie Steller, Chair
Erin Mulford Brown
Lori Riddle Eberenz
Open Your Heart Committee:
Ellen Cavanaugh, Chair
Kentuckiana Goes Red Committee:
Jennifer Hunt, Chair
Maggie O'Neal, Chair
Mary Jane Peebles
Join us and Make it Your Mission to help in the fight against heart disease in women.
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