“It’s always an honor to be a part of this event and it always feels good to know that I am part of a company that goes out of its way to support this cause,” said Linda Pumphrey, Global Sales Manager for AccuQuilt. “Heart disease has touched many of us and working with AccuQuilt and the amazing people involved in the Go Red for Women campaign is something we all look forward to every year.”
The Keynote Speaker for the event was Dr. Joann Schaefer, MD. Schaefer is the state’s Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Division of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Her personal story of overcoming the obstacles surrounding a liver transplant and the challenges of her recovery was part of a heartfelt message that inspired guests offering words of encouragement, support, and empowerment.
Education played a major role in the event as a health expo and breakout sessions gave guests the opportunity to learn more about heart disease, share experiences, and get excited about heart health. A silent auction offered “Purse-inality”
This event is the premier annual event for Omaha’s year-round Go Red For Women campaign. It’s main goal is to empower women, reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke, and inspire them to lead heart-healthy lives.
About Go Red for Women
Since 2004, Go Red For Women, a program sponsored by the American Heart Association, has captured the energy, passion and intelligence of women to work collectively to wipe out heart disease -- the No. 1 killer of women. Go Red For Women engages women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. Healthcare providers, celebrities and politicians also elevate the cause and spread the word about women and heart disease. For more information about Go Red For Women, please call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278)
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