It’s a shocking fact: heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, more than all cancers combined. That’s why more than 1,300 business executives, medical professionals, community leaders and women across the Metroplex will gather at the American Heart Association’s Dallas Go Red For Women® luncheon on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas.
Go Red For Women®, nationally sponsored by Macy’s, is the American Heart Association’s movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. This year’s luncheon falls on National Wear Red Day, a recognized awareness day for women’s heart disease.
American Heart Association Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Brown, will attend the luncheon in support of the volunteers, survivors and donors who are helping to further the mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
From Nancy Brown:
We’ve made tremendous strides in raising awareness of women’s heart disease since National Wear Red Day was established 15 years ago – but there is still much work to be done. By harnessing the power of millions of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends, we can continue our fight to wipe out heart disease and help women live longer, healthier lives.
This year’s Dallas Go Red For Women® luncheon, with event chair Michelle Vopni at the helm, features world-class mountain climber and author of the New York Times bestseller On the Edge, Alison Levine, as the keynote speaker. Levine, despite having a congenital heart defect, has risen to become a top American mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer and leadership consultant and is one of the very few people in the world to complete the Grand Slam – ascending the highest peaks on every continent.
Beck Weathers, Dallas physician and survivor of the ill-fated 1996 Everest climb, will be attending in support of Levine and as an honored guest of the American Heart Association.
Nancy Gopez, who has devoted her life to charity work in Dallas and survived a heart attack and heart surgery, has been named as the 2017 Go Red For Women® Open Your Heart Chair and featured Survivor.
Heart attack survivor, American Heart Association volunteer and longtime Dallas philanthropist Mary Parker will be honored as this year’s Sandi Haddock Community Impact Award Winner. Sandi Haddock and her husband, Ron, who are longtime supporters of the American Heart Association both nationally and in Dallas, will also attend.
The event also includes health screenings, educational breakout sessions and a silent auction. For more information on the 2017 Go Red For Women® luncheon in Dallas or to purchase tables or individual tickets, please visit: HEART.ORG/DALLASGORED.
About the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are 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. To learn more or to get involved, call 214.441.4200, visit heart.org/dallas or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. #dallasgored