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Jun 25: American Heart Association and Memorial Health System Join Forces for Women’s Heart Health

NEWS RELEASE

June 25, 2008

CONTACT:
Leslie McGinn
719-635-7688
Leslie.Mcginn@heart.org

Go Red for Women Education and Luncheon Event Chair Announced

Colorado Springs, CO – The American Heart Association and Memorial Health System announce plans for the 2008 Colorado Springs Go Red For Women Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, October 17, 2008, at the Antlers Hilton Hotel. Activities include morning educational seminars, a silent auction, inspirational survivor stories, a keynote speaker and a heart healthy lunch.

Memorial Health System will partner with the American Heart Association as the major sponsor of the 2008 Go Red For Women campaign. Rita Burns, Memorial’s vice president of communications and marketing said, “Our partnership with the American Heart Association on the Go Red For Women movement makes perfect sense for us. We care about our patients, our employees and the community. We want to help women learn more about their health and Go Red For Women is great way for us to do it.”

Renita Wolf has been appointed chair for the Go Red For Women luncheon. Wolf, vice president and senior financial executive for Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Inc. says, “Women have less time to take care of themselves these days, putting them at higher risk. We want to empower women with the knowledge to lead healthier lives.”

Wolf currently leads the Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Inc. Accounting Service Centers based in Colorado Springs and Bloomington, Minnesota. Wolf’s community leadership roles include serving as president of the board for TESSA, a local domestic violence and sexual assault victim services agency, and Girl Scouts-Wagon Wheel Council and Trustee for The Women’s Foundation of Colorado.

The Go Red For Women Luncheon Committee includes: Jan Weiland of Cascade Investment Group, Chair of the Executive Leadership Team and Sponsorship Committee; Donna Lastra of Memorial Health System, Chair of the Education Committee; Colette Martin of Memorial Health System, Chair of the Medical Sponsorship Committee; Laura Neumann of Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Chair of the Auction Committee; Lindy Conter, Community Volunteer and Jill Johnson of Central Bancorp, Co-Chairs of the Logistics Committee and Charlotte Waters of Memorial Health System, Chair of the Publicity Committee.

For information on tickets or sponsorship, contact your American Heart Association office at 719-635-7688.

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About the American Heart Association

Since 1924, the American Heart Association has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and other cardiovascular diseases, claim nearly a million American lives a year. The association invested more than $348 million in fiscal year 2002-03 for research, professional and public education and advocacy so people across America can learn to reduce their risk and live stronger, longer lives.