MaeMae Corrigan was just a handful of days away from celebrating her 10th birthday. But on Thursday, February 27, MaeMae was helping her mom, Mary Corrigan, welcome Go Red For Women Luncheon patrons to their home’s entry hall with red balloons floating overhead.
When asked how she got involved with the American Heart Association DFW, Mary laughed that “Mary [Parker] asked me.”
In the back of the home on the terrace former American Heart Association DFW Executive Director Melissa Cameron was feeling right at home surrounded by the God Red supporters like Nancy Gopez, Paige McDaniel and Trinity Industries CEO/Sandi Haddock Community Impact Honoree Tim Wallace.
Go Red Speaker/Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness Director Suzanne Steinbaum told guests that she had been amazed how friendly locals were. She also admitted surprised to learn that the AHA national headquarters had moved to Dallas back in 1970s. So the legend goes that the organization was offered property to relocate for a measly $1 per year.
It was an early evening for the patrons because the next day’s fundraiser at the Omni was starting early at 10 a.m. with all types of heart-healthy demonstrations and a silent auction. But thanks to the efforts and funds raids from the Go Red luncheon perhaps heart disease will not plague MaeMae’s generation.