Nearly 400 guests crowded Portland’s Governor Hotel for the GO RED Luncheon organized by The American Heart Association /American Stroke Association. Supporters raised  $112,000! (Photo Credit, Darling Diva Photo Design.)

Portland Executive Director, Lanette Day and VP of Development Shawn Casey

Portland Executive Director, Lanette Day and VP of Development Shawn Casey

The Go Red For Women Luncheon educates women about their No. 1 and No. 3 killers – heart disease and stroke.

Legacy Health was one of the main sponsors of the event

Legacy Health was one of the main sponsors of the event

 

Keynote Speaker, Donna Hartley

Keynote Speaker, Donna Hartley

In addition to inspirational keynote speaker, and survivor, Donna Hartley, guests enjoyed the Go Red Health Expo with informative breakout sessions, health screenings, interactive health exhibits, networking and the opportunity to discover tools and resources to build healthier lives. The GO RED event was held October 12.

The event was sold out

The event was sold out

Local firefighters were on hand to lend their support

Local firefighters were on hand to lend their support

Emcee Shawna Parsons from Fox12

Emcee Shawna Parsons from Fox12

 

The luncheon was a time to share inportant health information

The luncheon was a time to share important health information

Heart Disease Survivor, Liz Scharmann, shares her story

Heart Disease Survivor, Liz Scharmann, shares her story

The event had many light moments including sorbet for dessert and a photo booth

The event had many light moments including sorbet for dessert and a photo booth

From the The American Heart Association /American Stroke Association:

Together the women of Go Red can bring a voice to this silent killer to help save lives. We can listen to what our hearts are telling us, talk to our doctors, and spread the word to our friends and community about making the right choices and taking action.

Go Red For Women needs you to shatter the silence by choosing to Speak Up about heart disease. Be part of the movement, make choices, speak up and spread the word. By sharing this commitment with Go Red For Women, together we can help save lives. Be a part of this extraordinary day.

Our next event, the Heart Ball, will be held at The Governor Hotel on February 4. 

Signs of a Heart Attack:

  1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the
    center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes
    back.
  2. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck,
    jaw or stomach.
  3. Shortness of breath with or without chest
    discomfort.
  4. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea
    or lightheadedness.
  5. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is
    chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to
    experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath,
    nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

If you have any of these signs, don’t wait more than five minutes before
calling for help. Call 9-1-1…Get to a hospital right away.

 

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