CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 28, 2023 — Members and guests of the 2024 Corpus Christi Circle of Red gathered at the home Michelle Bauer and Dr. Javier Alonso the evening of Sept. 25 to learn more about heart health in women and to hear a few words from the city’s leading lady, Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette Guajardo.

Circle of Red is the Go Red for Women movement’s annual giving society, made up of passionate individuals who are in to win the fight against heart disease and stroke in women. In communities across the United States, Circle of Red members use their influence, generosity and passion to help increase awareness of cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death in women.

“We stand for and with moms, we will help women find their best selves in every stage of life, and we champion life-saving discoveries for women and by women,” said Erin Wilder, executive director for the American Heart Association-Corpus Christi.

This year, the Circle of Red, led by development director Marcy Rodriguez, raised upward of $240,000 for the American Heart Association’s mission “to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.”

Guajardo spoke to the crowd about her goals for the city in 2023, including increasing economic development, improving the infrastructure and repairing roads. Adding to the Corpus Christi police force and building a new police training academy are also priorities, she said.

Improvements to city parks will give residents of all ages more ways and places to exercise and stay healthy, Guajardo said.

Bauser and Alonzo are steadfast supporters of the local Association office and Corpus Christi Circle of Red. Sponsors represented at the party included Farmer’s Insurance- Stephanie Waterman, Texas Vein & Vascular and Oceana Luxe Medspa. About 50 people attended.


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 heart.orgFacebookX or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. 

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