Saturday, May 19, 2012

American Heart Association-Start! Walk

I was a team leader for my company again this year at the AHA Start! Walk.  
As you may know, I lost my sweet Grandma Ruth to a cardiovascular disorder in 2007.  I'm a proud supporter and Speakers Bureau Member for the AHA, in honor of her. 
I love this event!  We were blessed with beautiful weather and thousands of participants who helped raise $2 million dollars this weekend!

  • Raising awareness — Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women over age 25, but many women don’t make their own health a priority. Through Go Red For Women, we’re raising awareness among women about their risks and empowering them to protect their heart health.

  • Protecting the future — Nearly one in three children and teens in the United States is overweight or obese. As a result, more kids than ever before are developing high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. We are helping kids develop lifelong healthy habits and working to make sure that today’s children can grow up to be tomorrow’s healthy adults.

  • Educating Americans — We save lives every day by offering information and education. We pioneered CPR and millions of Americans use our patient education materials and online tools to help themselves and their loved ones live longer, healthier lives.

  •  With my daughter, Jasmine


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