AUSTIN, Texas, November 17, 2022 – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to world of healthier lives for all, announces Denise Bradley, Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs at St. David’s HealthCare, as the community volunteer chair of the 2022-2023 Central Texas 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.
"Heart disease has touched my life both personally and professionally,” said Bradley. “My mother had a heart attack before the age of 40, and my younger sister has already suffered two strokes. As a leading provider of cardiovascular care and women’s services in Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to help more women live healthier lives. It’s a privilege to chair the Go Red Movement this year. We know that heart disease knows no boundaries. It affects people of all ages, all races and all walks of life. Working together, we can educate and inspire more women than ever to take control of their heart health."
“We are thrilled to have Denise Bradley's experience, conviction and passion help to drive Go Red for Women in Central Texas. 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 Senior Development Director Theresa Tighe.
Returning for a third year is the Women of Impact/Teen of Impact initiative. Women and teens are nominated by their peers to participate. The nominees will recruit champions from their networks to form a fundraising team and have a direct impact on women’s health and the Go Red for Women vision of creating a passionate community dedicated to addressing health issues unique to women. The nominee whose team makes the largest impact in each market will be named the local Woman of Impact Award Winner or Teen of Impact Award Winner.
This year’s Go Red for Women movement and its local achievements will be celebrated on February 24, 2023 at the Austin Go Red for Women Summit, sponsored nationally by CVS Health and locally by St. David’s HealthCare.
For more information about Go Red for Women visit AustinGoRed.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 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 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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