ST. LOUIS (Sept. 28, 2022) – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is pleased to announce Chonda Nwamu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary for Ameren Corporation as chair for the Go Red for Women campaign in St. Louis. The goal of the campaign is to continue to raise awareness about heart disease – the leading cause of death for women – and culminate with the signature St. Louis Go Red for Women® Luncheon on April 26, 2023.

Nwamu shares a deep passion for the American Heart Association's mission and knows firsthand the impact heart disease and stroke can have on families. “I have a history of heart disease in my family, so my involvement in Go Red for Women is personal," Nwamu said. “Beyond my personal connection, I am motivated by how the American Heart Association is actively working to address issues of health equity and access to health care, specifically among underserved communities and women of color.”

Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health. As the trusted, passionate and relevant force to eradicate heart disease and stroke through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association remains steadfast and committed to meeting the comprehensive health needs of women – at every life stage.

“We are thrilled to have Chonda’s experience, conviction and passion help to drive Go Red in St. Louis. Together, we know that we will have a positive impact on the lives of women in our community and the families that depend on them,” said Jennifer Jaeger, Executive Director, American Heart Association St. Louis.

The American Heart Association raises funds from local and National Go Red for Women activities to support awareness, research, education, and community programs to benefit women. Unfortunately, only 55 percent of women realize heart disease is their number one cause of death and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. The Go Red for Women movement works to make sure women know they are at risk so they can take action to protect their health. For more information about Go Red and how to get involved, contact Go Red for Women Director, Rosie Schott at


About Go Red for Women®
The American Heart Association’s signature initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 18 years, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721).

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.  


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