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Red Go For Women PAPERCITY PROMOTION This Fall with the American Heart Association S ince 1924, the American Heart Association has amassed an army of more than 35 million volunteers and supporters around the globe, all focused on eliminating cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke — the world's number-one and number- five top killers, respectively. One American loses his or her life every 38 seconds to such diseases, and nearly half of women over the age of 20 live with some form of CVD. You can help the association create a world of longer, healthier lives by attending next year's Go Red for Women event. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the association will host its 20th anniversary Go Red for Women Luncheon Experience on Friday, March 8, 2024 (International Women's Day), 10 am to 2:30 pm, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The Go Red for Women movement is the association's signature women's initiative, designed to educate women to take control of their health by knowing the signs of potentially life-threatening heart or stroke incidents, trusting their intuition when something isn't right, and learning how not to be dismissed when seeking medical treatment. More than 135 Go Red for Women events are staged around the country each year — but Dallas boasts the largest of them all. Next year's co-chairs, Stacy Nahas and Susan Wetzel, expect more than 1,000 guests to attend. The annual event offers free health screenings and assessments, storytelling by local survivors, a fabulous silent auction, bully bars, speed portraits, photo opportunities, Hands-Only CPR education, and puppies to snuggle — a proven stress reliever. The program will include inspiring videos, the presentation of the Sandi Haddock Community Impact Honor, live entertainment, and a not-to-be- missed special guest. The event will focus on the breakthroughs and transformational possibilities on the horizon while honoring the mantra that speaks to all women: Her future is bright. "I have volunteered with the American Heart Association for nearly 20 years," Wetzel says. "I began volunteering when the Go Red for Women movement had just begun. I truly believe, to my core, that the future is bright. We will unseat cardiovascular disease as the number one killer of all people." Proceeds raised through the Dallas Go Red for Women campaign fund lifesaving research, advocate for healthier communities, improve patient care, and work for equitable health for all. Funding research is a cornerstone of the American Heart Association's mission. As of July 1, 2022, the association had invested more than $5 billion in scientific research, including the funding of 15 Nobel Prize-winning scientists and breakthroughs in cardiovascular and stroke discovery, translation, and clinical application through more than 47,000 projects. As the largest nonprofit, non-governmental funder of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular research in the U.S., this achievement can be measured in longer, healthier lives for untold individuals and families around the world. "I am fortunate," says Nahas, "that cardiovascular disease has not had a devastating impact on my family. But I know the work we have done and continue to do today will help give more families this experience. We all deserve more memories with the ones we love." To learn more about engagement opportunities, sponsorship levels, tables, or tickets, go to or contact Samantha Eppler, VP development, at American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231 2023 Woman of Impact nominees from left Carolyn Dent, Olya Brase, Sierra Tuthill, Neely Duncan, Sophia Garrison, Mattie Lewis Averie Bishop former Miss Texas 2022 Darlene Ellison receiving Health Screening by Texas Health

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