Portland, October 8th, 2015. Nearly 500 business and community leaders decked out in red attended the 11th Annual Greater Portland Go Red For Women Luncheon on October 8th at the Nines Luxury Hotel in downtown Portland. In the crowd were Survivor Terri O’Neill and her Adventist Health friends including Linda Stelzenmueller, Jessica Scherler-Hyman, Taryn Honey, Melissa Hosey and Diana Erdmann. Due to the generous support of Go Red For Women Luncheon guests and sponsors, the American Heart Association raised more than $226,000, funding life-saving research, education and outreach in our community.
The annual Go Red for Women Luncheon is aimed at raising funds and public awareness to fight heart disease, which causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
Chairwoman Tracy Curtis of Wells Fargo kicked off the inspirational event featuring cardiac arrest survivor April Frezza of Tigard. April suffered a cardiac arrest at the age of 50 and is alive today only because of the help of bystander CPR. They were joined by keynote Lori Tam, M.D., who educated women about their risk of heart disease and stroke, how to recognize the signs and how to prevent our No. 1 killer.
From the American Heart Association:
The top local sponsors of the Go Red For Women Luncheon are Wells Fargo, Oregonian Media Group, Bi-Mart, Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente, OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Providence Health & Services and the Trail Blazers.
More information at PDXGoesRed.heart.org or follow at #PDXGoesRed