The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is a cause close to our hearts.
We’re honored to unveil the 2016 Ladies in Red! The women gracing these pages have put on their best red dress in support of their grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, and themselves.
While we’re honored to feature each and every Lady in Red included in this year’s issue, the following women hold a special place. They are survivors. These special Ladies in Red have been personally touched by heart disease or stroke and lived to fight another day…and more importantly, they’ve made it their mission to make sure other women learn from their stories, which they’ve graciously shared with us.
We know women wear many hats (mother, daughter, friend, chef, maid, breadwinner), and so it’s not uncommon for a woman to put her health and well-being on the back burner in order to take care of those around her. We hope that these Special Ladies in Red stories will inspire those at-risk women in Kern County to start taking care of themselves. If it could happen to them, it can happen to anyone, so take their words to heart and learn to take better care of yours.
It’s February! That means, once again, we joined forces with the local American Heart Association in their Go Red for Women campaign—created to help women learn their risk of heart attack and stroke and put an end to these often preventable conditions. Without further ado, we present this year’s Ladies in Red—survivors, supporters, and volunteers from our community who are rallying behind this great cause.
Red has never been so beautiful!
Remember when we were kids and rode our bikes all over town? Interestingly enough, that was the same era that terms such as “childhood obesity” and “diabetes” weren’t a part of our everyday conversations—you know, before we took the fun out of exercising and started creating fad diets.