The American Heart Association presented the second annual Go Red for Women education exposition and luncheon on Oct. 1. Attendance more than doubled this year; sponsorships grew from five to 25 and booth participation increased from 10 to 60. The AHA is spreading the word, and the community is getting it, that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.
The Antlers Hilton hosted the event, which included health screenings, information booths, a silent auction and a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Zonya Foco, an author and nutrition and wellness expert. Foco engaged and awed the audience with a demonstration of the not-so-heart-healthy ingredients in donuts.
Lunch emcee Melissa Brown, KKTV Channel 11 evening news anchor and board director for the AHA, and event co-chairwoman (the other co-chairwoman was Paulette Greenberg), county commissioner candidate Sallie Clark, welcomed the luncheon crowd, many of whom embraced the day by wearing a smattering of red.