Omaha, Neb., May 4, 2023 - The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to world of healthier lives for all, announces Jackie Pueppke of Baird Holm as the community volunteer chair of the 2023 Omaha Go Red for Women movement. Go Red for Women is a worldwide initiative of the American Heart Association designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women locally, nationally, and globally.
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. Cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat, taking the life of one in every three women.
“I see remarkable stories of adversity and recovery every day,” said Pueppke. “Seeing firsthand how the work of the Association affects the lives of everyday Americans is what inspired me to chair the Go Red Movement this year, and I know we can take our message of self-care and prevention to even more women than ever this year.”
“We are thrilled to have Jackie’s experience, conviction and passion help to drive Go Red in Omaha. 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 Lindsey Vande Hoef, Omaha Go Red for Women Director for the American Heart Association.
This year’s Go Red for Women movement and its local achievements will be celebrated on Sept. 28 at the 2023 Go Red for Women Expo, sponsored by Methodist Health System.
For more information about Go Red for Women visit www.heart.org/Nebraska.
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 GoRedforWomen.org 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 heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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