May 18, 2012
Registration, Heart Health Expo
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Breakout Session sponsored by Norton Women's Care
"Not Your Grandmother's Heart Disease: Taking Care of Your Heart for a Lifetime"
11:30am - 1:00pm
Luncheon including Survivor Fashion Show and Keynote Speaker, Jan McInnis
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
For comedienne and professional speaker Jan McInnis, life is full of “finding the funny.” She – and the audiences who continually rate her programs “hilarious” – wouldn’t have it any other way.
Inspired by fifteen years as a marketing director in the 9 to 5 world, Jan has cornered the association and corporate convention market. And over the past 16+ years on the full-time speaking circuit, she has spoken at hundreds of conferences, training sessions, employee retreats and banquets such as the Toyota Women’s Conference, Henry Ford Health Centers women’s conference, Go Red For Women in Abilene, TX, Anthem Blue-Cross, the Federal Reserve Banks, Women in Insurance & Financial Services and the Mayo Clinic. Jan was featured in the “Wall Street Journal” as one of the top convention comedians whose material is clean and in the Washington Post for her clean comedy writing.
Jan is also a professional comedy writer who has sold comedy material to just about everyone. . . from the Tonight Show monologue, to greeting cards, hundreds of radio stations and even guests on the “Jerry Springer Show” (yes, some of it is staged), and a syndicated cartoon strip. She is also the author of “Finding the Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds.”
Born in D.C., Jan was in charge of the “Joke of the Day” for her junior high school lunch table. Not surprisingly, she majored in communications at Virginia Tech, where she was a disk jockey for the local radio station.
Jan’s humor is clean and appropriate for all groups.
When Renee awoke one morning nauseous and sweaty, she assumed she had the flu, but called 911 when her symptoms escalated. EMS told her it was just anxiety, but after a visit to the doctor later that day, tests confirmed her suspicion: Renee had experienced a heart attack.
In route to another hospital, Renee passed out. After six separate defibrillations, she was finally revived and woke up in the ICU. Realizing the gravity of her situation, she asked the nurse, "Am I out of the woods?" The nurse's face said it all.
Despite a slow and challenging recovery, Renee is thankful for her experience. "I got a wake-up call in my 30s that most people don't get until their 60s."
Like most women, before her heart attack, finding balance was hard. As a new mom, Renee put the needs of her family before hers, followed by career and housework. There was simply no time for herself or her health.
Today Renee is taking care of herself through exercises and a heart-healthy diet. Looking back, she feels intense gratitude that she listened to her body and fought to make her heart heard.
"The best thing to do is follow your intuition. If you're tired or don't feel well, go to your doctor and insist that you know your body and that something is wrong."
Renee's story has inspired women to put their health first. As a result, many friends and family have visited their own doctors and gotten their cholesterol and blood pressure checked. Nothing warms Renee's heart more than that.
"I Go Red for all the women out there trying to find balance in their life."
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