American Heart Association Deems Go Red for Women Expo a Success
Hearts united at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Omaha Go Red for Women Expo (www.heart.org/en/affiliates/nebraska/omaha) on September 25, locally sponsored by Nebraska Methodist Health System. The annual event celebrated the mind, body, and spirit of today’s women–and the generations to come–under the leadership of honorary chair, Jane Miller, and Circle of Red Chair, Diane Nelson.
The unforgettable evening inspired 600 guests to honor the heart health of the women in their lives and raise more than $290,000 in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
Twelve-year-old Sarah Weiss was this year’s guest of honor and featured survivor. Through sharing her heart-wrenching story of suffering a stroke, she inspired the audience with her positivity and story of recovery. Sarah’s main message? Learn the signs of stroke.
Joining Weiss to share their own personal stories of resilience was the Omaha Go Red for Women Survivor Show. The runway show featured nine women of various ages sharing their story of survival and what they have chosen to do with the gift of more time.
Prior to the program, guests shopped, enjoyed a health expo, and snapped pictures at the photo booth. Additionally, guests learned hands-only CPR and the signs and symptoms of a stroke at the event’s mission-related stations.
The next event will be held in September 2019. The American Heart Association (www.heart.org/en/affiliates/nebraska/omaha) can be contacted at (402) 810-6870 / Omaha@heart.org for additional information.