FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, June, 16, 2023 – Mina Amini, director of physician services at Broward Health Medical Center, has been named the 2023 South Florida Woman of Impact award winner. The recognition by the American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, is awarded annually to the Woman of Impact nominee who earns the most points during a nine-week fundraising and heart health education drive.
Amini earned the award, which is part of the American Heart Association’s long-standing Go Red for Women® movement, for leading and rallying a group of 15 women across the country who formed #ForTheLadies team. The group raised over $36,000 for the Association and participated in mission-impact activities, including inspiring her family and friends to enroll in Research Goes Red, learn Hands-Only CPR, and participate in fitness classes for their health.
“As a daughter, sister, friend, and colleague, I believe in empowering women to foster a healthy future for generations of women to come,” said Amini. “My inspiration for this campaign was rooted in my career as a healthcare professional. It encouraged me to establish healthy habits and to be an avid proponent of the Association’s Go Red for Women mission to improve the lives of women on a global scale.”
Each year, a group of South Florida women are nominated externally by their peers or internally within the American Heart Association to embark on a journey starting on National Wear Red Day in February and culminating on April 6 to earn the local title.
Collectively, this year’s South Florida nominees and their Impact Teams made up of friends, family and personal connections took action to learn Hands-Only CPR, spread awareness of the American Heart Association’s Life Essential 8 to build healthier habits, and registered for Research Goes Red as part of the Go Red for Women movement.
“We are so grateful to Mina Amini and to all of our nominees for their work elevating the Go Red for Women message and raising critical funds in support of our local mission,” said Marisol Garcia, executive director of the American Heart Association, Greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale. “While our work is far from finished, we’ve made considerable progress in women’s heart health awareness. With advocates like Mina and our other Woman of Impact nominees leading the way, we envision a healthier city and brighter future..”
While a large majority of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat, taking the life of 1 in 3 women. Research published by the American Heart Association shows that younger women, particularly millennials and Gen Z may not be aware of their risk for heart disease and stroke. For more information or to get involved visit SFLGoRed.Heart.org.
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 the majority 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 19 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 devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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