- Portland, October 10th, 2013. The Portland Marriott Downtown Portland was filled with 350 supporters of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association – Oregon & SW Washington who raised $193,625 in support of life-saving research, education and outreach. (photo credit, Mun Li Kong)
The Event Emcee was Shauna Parsons from Fox12.
The Event Chair was Barbara Swanson, Oregonian Media Group. In a message to supporters, she explained the following:
“Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of women. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness of their risk and protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends 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 www.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, join the American Heart Association in making it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. Share what you learn today and make a commitment to tell five women you want them to live.
Third and last, consider attending or sponsoring the October 10 luncheon, making a contribution or setting up fundraising webpage to support Go Red For Women. Your donation today will make a difference in the lives of women here and across the country. You can help fund local and national Go Red activities that support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women.”