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.
First Lady of Portland, Nancy Hales and Go Red For Women Chairwoman, Tracy Curtis, Executive Vice President, Oregon Region President, Wells Fargo, show off their red at the Luncheon.
Go Red For Women Luncheon Emcee, Shauna Parsons of FOX 12 Oregon.
The Go Red For Women Luncheon Executive Leadership Team honored the nonprofit and the color red!
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.
Portland, January 23rd, 2013. Auto aficionados like Erik Krieger, Bill Coit and Carl Christoferson enjoyed a sneak peek at the $257,000 Ferrari 458 Spyder. The charity preview was a fundraiser for The American Heart Association, The Boys and Girls Club and JDRF the organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes. The event was open to the public for the first time this year and attracted several hundred people happy to donate $200 for some one-on-one time with their dream cars.
Melissa Froman, Suzan Khouri, Kim Alfonso, Erin Hubert and Stan Hubert
Mike Neher and Leslie Adams
Alex Roosevelt, Andrea Lanpher, Bob Lanpher, Jr., Debbie Lanpher and Lyndsey Lanpher
The four day show also included: the ECO Center, Healthy Life Garage, Great Outdoors, Camp Jeep, Kids Zone and all the newest makes and models on display throughout the Oregon Convention Center.
Katy Young tried her hand at pool on a one-of-a-kind Mustang table.
According to Greg Remensperger, Executive Director of the Portland International Auto Show, “The Charity Preview has been going on for many many years, over 25, but this is the first year that it is open to the public. This came about because there have been requests for many years that it would become a public event. The Charity Preview is such a unique opportunity to see the show before it begins, without the lines and feeling good about donating $200 to a choice of three charities. The full $200 goes directly to the charities as well as a full tax deduction, a win-win. We hope to see this event become one of the must attend social calendar events. The goal is to increase the funding for the charities and that’s why it is open to the public.”
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