If you had your heart set on attending Friday’s Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Omni Dallas Hotel and haven’t registered, you’re gonna be heartbroken since online registration is closed. However, American Heart Association Dallas Chapter Executive Director Melissa Cameron has saved the day! — “We can squeeze a few more red dresses into the ballroom by calling Courtney Swinton at 214.441.4268 or emailing [email protected].”
And you’ll want to take full advantage of Melissa’s offer, since Luncheon Co-Chairs Katherine and Key Coker and Judy Hendricks have arranged for the featured speaker to be ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who “has dedicated her life to empowering women to be knowledgeable, know what to ask their doctor and take charge of their overall health.”
The annual Sandi Haddock Community Impact Award will be presented to Dr. Helen H. Hobbs, who has “spearheaded the establishment of the Dallas Heart Study and was most recently the 2018 recipient of the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine for her discovery of a novel way to reduce cholesterol.”
The fact that heart disease kills one woman about every 80 seconds will be brought home by school teacher/2019 Go Red for Women Open Your Heart Survivor Alisha Byerly. When she suffered a cardiac arrest in her classroom, she survived “thanks to the quick action of her students and colleagues.”
In addition to the luncheon, guests will have the opportunity to check health screenings and education and a silent auction all thanks to sponsors for CVS Health, Texas Heath Resources and Aimbridge Hospitality.
So, if you have your spot locked down, relax and find your healthiest red outfit to wear.
But if you’ve procrastinated, don’t have a heart attack and take Melissa’s advice. It just might be a lifesaver for you, your “Mom. Sister. Friend.”
* Photo credit: ABC/Heidi Gutman ** Graphic courtesy of American Heart Association - Dallas Chapter