FORT WORTH, Texas (March 22, 2023) – The American Heart Association held its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon on March 3rd. The luncheon helped surpass the Association’s local fundraising goal for the campaign, which has reached over $800,000 raised through the 2023 Go Red for Women campaign in Tarrant County so far.
The event, sponsored nationally by CVS Health and presented locally by Texas Health, took place at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in the heart of the city. Supporters and survivors gathered to spread awareness about the effect heart disease has on women as it claims the lives of one in three women per year. Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in America.
“Our annual luncheon is vital to our Go Red for Women Movement in Tarrant County each year. Our event focused on stories of real women of all ages, showing there is not one face of heart disease. It could be me. It could be you,” said Brooke Berryman, Director of Development of Go Red for Women in Tarrant County. “After hearing countless powerful women share trials and triumphs, our attendees were left feeling educated, hopeful, and ready to make a difference.”
Her Story is Our Story was the annual luncheon theme, and guests could see themselves, or someone they love, in the shared experiences. Attendees were treated to a crafted spoken word performance by local artist Alicia Azahar and an amazing chorale performance by the Word of Truth choir from Texas Christian University.
This year’s memorable keynote speaker was Bean Gill. Gill is an entrepreneur and an inclusion and diversity expert. A silent auction was held to support lifesaving research, education, and health impact initiatives for all women. Generous hearts in attendance graciously gave gifts that could help save lives.
The chairpersons for the event were Jennifer Chavez, the Chief Nursing Officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Becky Tucker, the Senior Vice President of Channel Integration at Texas Health. The Association has not yet announced the 2024 chairpersons yet but projections for the campaign are trending substantial growth. Those interested in connecting with the Tarrant County Go Red movement can email Brooke Berryman at Brooke.Berryman@heart.org.
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.
Lindsey Lyons; Lindsey.Lyons@heart.org
For Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721)