American Heart Association to Host Omaha Go Red for Women® Expo September 29

The American Heart Association (, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the 2020 Omaha Go Red for Women® Expo to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke in women will be held on Tuesday, September 29, at the Embassy Suites – La Vista. Themed “Watch Me Go Red,” and presented locally by Methodist Health System, the event’s Honorary Event Chair is Cynthia Milligan and the Circle of Red co-chairs are Karen Hawkins and Melissa Marvin.

The Association is working diligently to provide reliable, science-based information for the approximately 120 million people in the United States who currently have one or more cardiovascular conditions and who already may be at higher risk for COVID-19 complications.

For women, this is vital as nearly half (48%) of women in the United States age 20 and up have some form of cardiovascular disease. For those living with heart disease or having survived a stroke, preventing the virus is key.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women. In fact, the Association is fast-tracking a special $2.5 million fund for rapid response scientific research projects to investigate the specific cardiovascular implications of coronavirus, investing in short-term projects that can turn around results quickly (within 9–12 months). To register and get more information, visit