It is my honor to welcome you to the 2011 Go Red For Women Luncheon to be held this year on November 3!
The theme for this year's luncheon is "Make it your mission to fight heart disease in women". We hope that you will bring a friend or loved one to participate in this luncheon and educational event, to share the experience and the information. Our luncheon this year will have an expanded educational component with fun and important sessions available to address health and nutrition. Our silent auction will also be onsite. There will be time to learn, time to shop, time to mingle and time to bond. Our focus is on three main areas to support the fight against heart disease in women: increasing awareness and understanding of the issue, creating a passionate call-to-action, and generating the funds to support the American Heart Association Go Red programs for education and research on women and heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Go Red For Women captures the ENERGY, PASSION, and POWER of women, to work collectively in our goal to wipe out cardiovascular disease. As a cardiologist specializing in women's heart care, I see daily the impact of heart disease. The Go Red Campaign has been vital to increasing awareness and getting the word out. This saves lives. Increased awareness empowers women to seek care and to address their risks for heart disease before they suffer a heart attack or stroke. I have been participating in the Go Red For Women Luncheons since their inception. My hope is that after attending this luncheon you will better understand the problem and ways to address it; that you will be energized to take action to improve your own heart health and to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. We hope that you will speak up to save lives. Getting the word out is a key goal of this campaign
I'd like to thank our sponsors, committee members, special guests and volunteers for their work on this luncheon and for helping us care for the health of women - our mothers, daughters, grandmothers, wives, sisters and friends.
Thank you for making time and joining me in this important cause. This is an opportunity for action, empowerment, networking, resources, and saving lives.
Beth Malasky, MD
Director, Saint Alphonsus Women's Heart Care
Chair, Go Red For Women Luncheon 2011
Welcome to the Boise Go Red for Women Luncheon! 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
All About Home Care, Owner
I volunteer because I want to lead by example, help educate our community, help others that can't help themselves and be a part of something that truly makes a meaningful difference. Altruism is really important to me and it is an important part of my heritage. My grandparents both put their time and efforts into volunteerism and taught me how important it is to share of ones time and heart, without regard for what they would get in return. My grandparents have had their own challenges with heart disease, so I feel that by spending my time with an organization that seeks to educate the community about heart disease prevention, I am honoring them. Volunteerism has led me to establish my own business, All About Home Care, whereby I provide non-medical home care services to seniors and the disabled. I volunteer also, because I get to work with other people that share the same interest in helping our community. Oh, and also, because...IT'S FUN!!!
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