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WE STAND TOGETHER.

WE GO RED.


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WELCOME

MARGARET E. BUCHANAN, CHAIR Go Red For Women

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It’s been an honor to serve as the 2017 Go Red For Women chair. Being involved with the campaign has been an educational and deeply enriching experience, as I (like so many others), did not realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Although heart disease kills more women than all other forms of cancer combined, only 17 percent of women consider cardiovascular disease & stroke to be the greatest health problem facing Americans today. With startling statistics like these, awareness is critical.  Fortunately, we have outstanding corporate partners that enable us to bring the Go Red message to life. I would like to thank our Cincinnati Goes Red sponsors, The Christ Hospital Health Network and CycleBar, our Life is Why sponsor, UC Health, and our national sponsor, Macy’s. Together we CAN and ARE making a difference in Greater Cincinnati by empowering women to take charge of their heart and brain health. I look forward to seeing all of you at the Go Red For Women Experience May 4. Go Red!

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12 CIRCLE OF RED

5 Q & A

14 PHOTO CAPTIONS

7 EXPERIENCE GO RED

15 MEN GO RED

8 EVENTS

16 RED DRESS STORIES

10 CycleBar

19 SPONSORS

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On the cover: Circle of Red & Men Go Red Couples

Dear Reader, As a cardiologist at Cincinnati’s heart hospital, The Christ Hospital Health Network, I see the devastating effects of heart disease and stroke each and every day. Although we are making progress in the fight against cardiovascular disease, we still have a long way to go as heart disease continues to kill 1 in 3 women each year. Because heart disease is 80 percent preventable, The Christ Hospital Health Network and Go Red For Women share a mission to encourage women to know five important numbers: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. Knowing these can help women and their health care provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular disease. There are risk factors you can control like blood pressure, smoking and lack of exercise, and some you can’t, like age, gender and family history. Go Red is all about awareness, prevention and taking charge. I am so personally com-

Top Row (l-r): Karen and Chris Bowman, Barbara and Daman Turner, Lauren Chesley and Jim Miller, Deloris and Willie Elliot, Jill and Larry McGruder. 2nd Row (l-r): Len and Dr. Ann Berenfield, Dr. Frank and JoAnne Noyes, Charley and Cathy Lindemann, Jeff and Heather Herr. 3rd Row (l-r): Kim and Tommy Campbell, Mary and Errol Cleveland, Terri and Corey Calla, Cindy and Dr. Tom Broderick, Kris and Glen Attema. 4th Row (l-r): Susan and Mark McDonald, Tina and Mark Yelton. Bottom Row (l-r): Greg and Margaret Buchanan,

SANTOSH MENON, M.D. The Christ Hospital Health Network Men Go Red Member

Michael Macke and Alli Stevens, Jack and Kay Geiger, Dr. Rick and Lynn Lofgren.

mitted to this movement that I recently joined both Men Go Red and the Greater Cincinnati board of directors. I hope you will share my passion and take the necessary steps to live a longer, healthier life.

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the power of a healthy heart. For women, heart health is especially important. Heart disease takes the lives of women more often than all forms of cancer combined. At UC Health, we see the difference between a man’s heart and a woman’s heart. That is why no two treatments are the same. Here, we see the promise of academic medicine every day.

Cincinnati | West Chester

For an appointment call (513) 475-8521 | See more at UCHealth.com/WeSee


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diabetes contribute as much or more to the development of heart disease.

Q Can managing stress reduce or prevent heart disease? Managing stress effectively as part of an overall self-care regimen can definitely reduce the risk of heart and vascular disease.

Q What can I do to manage stress? Stress management can take many forms. Relaxation activities like deep breathing or meditation, which often slow down heart rate and breathing, provide excellent stress relief. Other people find exercise or regular physical activity can decrease their overall stress levels. Eating healthy meals, spending time with friends and loved ones, and enjoying hobbies or past times all help manage stress as well. Most importantly, getting adequate sleep gives your brain and body a chance to repair some of the damage done by stresses throughout the day.

GERRY TOLBERT, M.D.

The Christ Hospital Health Network

Q Is there a link between chronic stress and heart disease and stroke? There is most definitely a link between chronic stress and vascular diseases like heart disease

Q How can I recognize that I am in need of stress management? and stroke, but it may not be as simple as it sounds. The connection is often indirect, and many other factors like dietary intake, physical activity and other medical conditions like

To some degree, everyone needs stress management. We all need to work on the interventions above to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. n

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EXPERIENCE GO RED Experience the Power of the Red Dress It’s been said that experience is the teacher of all things. That’s why we want you to experience Go Red For Women – to fully understand the impact heart disease and stroke have on women and what the American Heart Association is doing to change that. And most importantly, we want you to learn what YOU can do to prevent these devastating diseases from directly impacting you and your family. With the support of our committed sponsors and dedicated volunteers we Go Red all year with outreach programs. Here are just a few ways we painted the town RED!

 EmPOWERed to Serve We continue our outreach in faith-based organizations with our EmPOWERED to Serve program, sponsored by UC Health. With the help of ambassadors from 60-plus area churches, congregations hold Red Dress Sundays to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. We also host an annual health fair and participate in Cincinnati’s Annual First Ladies Health Day. If your faith-based organization would like to get involved, email jenny.hobbs@heart.org. 

Christ Hospital Health Network and UC Medical Center are participating in the program. Our City Goes Red sponsor, The Christ Hospital Health Network, is also partnering with us to take the message of Go Red to ALL expectant mothers. Together, we are working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to remember to take care of THEIR hearts too, while also raising awareness about congenital heart defects. For more information, email LittleHatsBigHearts@heart.org.

Go Red Girl Scout Patch Program Young girls are our future leaders, mothers, corporate executives and more. Thanks to St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Citi, we offer a Go Red Girl Scout Patch program and offer interactive workshops for the girls to earn their patch! During these workshops, the girls learn lifesaving CPR, take a Zumba class, learn how to make healthy snacks and how their heart works. We host two of these events each year and reach over 200 young girls annually. To register your troop or for more information, email jenny.hobbs@heart.org.  

Little Hats Big Hearts

 

Learn and Live Days High school is pivotal for most teenage girls and a critical time to educate on the importance of taking care of themselves, especially as college looms ahead. In tandem with The Christ Hospital Health Network and PNC, we bring Go Red to life with a full day of health screenings, speakers and presentations. Last year, we visited Mt. Notre Dame, and we have plans to bring the program to St. Ursula Academy and McAuley High School in 2017.

Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February. Locally, The

Life is Why Fashion Show Thanks to the support of our Life is Why sponsor, UC Health, and our City Goes Red sponsor, CycleBar, we held the first “Life is Why We Wear Red Fashion Show.” UC DAAP students shared their red dress designs and local survivors walked the runway. We also livestreamed the Macy’s Red Dress Collection from New York’s Fashion Week. LIfe is Why Fashion Show

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GO RED IN 2017 A CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

Heart Ball

14TH ANNUAL NATIONAL WEAR DAY Friday, Feb. 3 Wear RED to show your support. For information, visit GoRedForWomen. org/WearRedDay.

LIFE IS WHY FASHION SHOW Thursday, Feb. 9 UC DAAP Complex – Grand Staircase Presented by UC Health, CycleBar and Toyota. UC DAAP students share their red dress designs and local survivors walk the runway.

GREATER CINCINNATI HEART BALL & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS’ AFTER PARTY Saturday, Feb. 25 Duke Energy Convention Center Presented by TriHealth Heart Institute and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, this black tie gala features a Heart of the City presentation to Peggy and Ted Torbeck, interactive auctions and a Young Professionals’ After Party. Visit cincinnatiheartball.heart.org. G R 8

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Heart Mini

GO RED AWARENESS DAY TBA St. Ursula Academy and McAuley High School Presented by The Christ Hospital Health Network and PNC, these local schools will hold a morning of heart health awareness with speakers and screenings.

HEART MINI Saturday, March 11 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center A health and fitness expo presented by Mercy Health. Sunday, March 12 Downtown Cincinnati Mercy Health’s 15K & St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Heart Half Marathon – 7:30 a.m. UC Health’s 1K Steps for Stroke – 9:15 a.m. Ohio National Financial Service’s 5K Heart Race – 10:30 a.m.


Medical Mutual’s 2K Kids Race – 11:30 a.m. Mercy Health’s 5K Heart Walk – noon Visit heartmini.org.

12TH ANNUAL GO RED FOR WOMEN EXPERIENCE Thursday, May 4 Duke Energy Convention Center The Experience offers a Health & Wellness Expo Presented by CycleBar, health screenings, educational sessions and lunch program. Visit cincinnatigored.heart.org.

HEARTCHASE NKY Saturday, May 20 Newport on the Levee Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare. A race using smartphones guides participants through checkpoints to solve interactive challenges. Visit heartchase.org. Go Red for Women Experience

happy

heart month

From The Region’s Heart Hospital The Christ Hospital Physicians are specialized by cardiovascular condition, providing more experience and better outcomes for patients. This advanced approach brings you more treatment options and innovative care, close to home. Celebrate heart month with a $29 heart and vascular screening—a non-invasive, 15-minute evaluation to detect your risk of heart attack, stroke and vascular disease. Appointments are available throughout the Tristate. Happy Heart Month! To schedule, please call 513-261-8007 or visit TheChristHospital.com/HeartScreening

#FORTHEPURSUIT

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LIFE IS WHY WE RIDE

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his year we were honored to have CycleBar join the American Heart Association, not only as a local City Goes Red sponsor, but a national sponsor of CycleNation, a movement to empower the nation to use road bikes, stationary bikes and indoor cycling to help Americans get brain and heart healthy. CycleNation places special emphasis on raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke. Cincinnati was one of four cities nationwide to host a CycleNation event this fall. Over 300 riders got an amazing workout at OTR’s Washington Park with high impact, experiential rides led by dynamic cycle star instructors. In addition, CycleBar continues its generous support of the Go Red For Women campaign and offers specially designated classes throughout the year.

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Go Red Ride

FAST FACTS • Cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of heart disease by 50 percent • An adult cyclist typically has a level of fitness equivalent to someone 10 years younger • Cyclists on average live two years longer than non-cyclists and take 15 percent fewer days off work through illness. • Active commuting that incorporates cycling and walking is associated with an overall 11 percent reduction in cardiovascular risk.


WHY CYCLE? Studies have long shown cycling promotes heart and brain health by strengthening the heart muscles, helping lower the resting pulse and lower cholesterol. But cycling has additional health benefits that make it a winner for overall fitness. “Traditionally, most people associate cycling strength with the legs muscles, but don’t forget that your heart is a muscle, too,” Adrea Beatty of CycleBar says. “Like all muscles, the heart becomes stronger with exercise, which allows it to pump more blood through the body and work at a higher level with less strain.” Cycling raises your metabolism and continues burning calories even after your ride is over. This “after burn” helps aid weight loss, which has a direct effect on your heart. Losing weight reduces fat in the arteries, which reduces your heart’s workload and lowers your risk of heart attack. Cycling also affects your mental health. After a ride, cyclists have lower levels of stress and reduced anxiety that has a positive effect on blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which directly affect your heart. So those good post-ride feelings aren’t just in your brain. n

Go Red Ride

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LIFE IS WHY WE STAND TOGETHER

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he Circle of Red Society is an elite group of women who are making a commitment to fight the No. 1 killer of women. These women make a minimum personal gift of $2,500 annually to support

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Go Red For Women and serve as ambassadors for the cause. The Circle helps fund research grants needed to find a cure for heart disease, increases awareness about women’s risk of heart disease and stroke, and strongly impacts the

younger generation by educating them about the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle. For more information on how to join, contact Jenni Grammer at 513-842-8877 or jenni. grammer@heart.org.


A very special thank you to our City Goes Red sponsor, The Christ Hospital Health Network for providing exclusive benefits to our members year round. Thanks to Macy’s and Yelton Fine Jewelers for providing a selection of dresses and jewelry for this photo shoot. Thanks also to Devon Bitzer for styling, to Nora Fink for providing makeup, and to Sarah Kastner and friends for hairstyling.

The Greater Cincinnati Circle of Red has over 90 members and is one of the largest in the country. See page 14 for complete list of members.

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CIRCLE OF RED

Anthem; Kate Keller, Interact for Health; Lynn

Willie Elliott, Ph.D., Northern Kentucky Uni-

Left Photo

Lofgren; Kris Attema, Citi; Dr. Anya Sanchez,

versity, Shayok Dutta, Northwestern Mutual,

Top Row (l-r): Tracey Artis, I Hear Music;

UC Health; Katy Barclay. 3rd Row (l-r): Debra

Larry McGruder, Dr. DP Suresh, St. Elizabeth

Christine Nogueira, The LB; Kathy Mitts,

Zevallos, The Christ Hospital Health Network;

Healthcare. 2nd Row (l-r): Fred Lamm, Willis

MCM CPAs & Advisors; Dee Martin; Cathy

Vera Hall, St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Mary Miller,

Towers Watson, Tommy Campbell, Red Shoe

Lindemann, Evolution creative solutions; Su-

Jancoa; Nancy Pryor; Mary Cleveland, American

Production Agency, Len Berenfield, Dr. Jordan

san Esler; Dr. Ann Berenfield; Deloris Elliott;

Heart Association; Susan McDonald, St. Eliza-

Bonomo, UC Health, Dr. Mark Gilbert, St. Eliza-

JoAnne Noyes. 2nd Row (l-r): Kay Geiger,

beth Healthcare; Caitlin Clipp, UnitedHealth-

beth Healthcare, Dr. Brett Kissela, UC Health,

PNC; Melissa Weidmer, Medical Mutual;

care; Erin Arnold, Next Step Networking. Front

Mike Keating, The Christ Hospital Health Net-

Heather Herr, Comey & Sheperd; Laurie

Row (l-r): Dr. Denise Lackey, The Christ Hospital

work, Joel Stone, Fifth Third Bank, Jeff Herr, St.

Conkright, St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Angie

Health Network; Rosemary Schlachter, 25th

Gregory Development Group. 3rd Row (l-r): Bill

Clayton, LOTH Inc.; Sarah Giolando-Matlin,

Hour; Margaret Buchanan, UC Health, 2017 Go

McCloy, CE Power Solutions, Greg Buchanan,

St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Nora Fink, Nora Fink

Red Campaign chair; Dianne Dunkelman, Clever

PNC, Michael Macke, Powernet, Charley Linde-

Stylist; Deanna Hengge, Topic Design; Lynn

Crazes for Kids, 2017 Circle of Red co-chair;

mann, Evolution creative solutions, Corey Calla,

Rhoads, Vantiv; Sue McPartlin, PwC. 3rd Row

Delores Hargrove Young, XLC Services, 2017

Intelligrated, Mark Yelton, Yelton Fine Jewelers.

(l-r): Bernita McCann Hightower, NxtGen Fuel;

Circle of Red co-chair; Thahn Pham, Morgan

4th Row (l-r): Peter Gilbert, UC Health, Errol

Cindy Broderick, Ursuline Academy; Shirley

Stanley; Melissa Gibson, UnitedHealthcare; and

Cleveland, John Putnam II, Powernet, Dr. Tom

Yoshida; Alli Stevens, Powernet; Rose Inder-

Julia Poston, EY.

Broderick, Dr. Dan Beyerbach, The Christ Hospital Health Network, Glen Attema, Kurt Lewis,

hees; Julie Holt, The Christ Hospital Health Not pictured

UnitedHealthcare, John Fovel, Monteith Proper-

tion Agency; Kathy McQueen, KDM POP

Andrea Ayers, Convergys; Dr. Suzanne Ben-

ties. Bottom Row (l-r): Bob Coy, CincyTech,

Solutions. Front Row (l-r): Beverly Davenport,

nett, UC Health; Karen Bowman, Deloitte; Dr.

2017 Men Go Red Co-Chair, Chandra Ven-

University of Cincinnati; Laureece Johnson;

Tiffany Dunn; Judy Fimiani, Luxottica; Brenda

kataramani, Convergys, Jim Reese, Medtronic,

Jill McGruder; Terri Calla; Tina Yelton, Yelton

Fleissner, Ernst & Young; Patricia Foxx;

Mark McDonald, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Fine Jewelers; Dr. Rachelle Boudreau, Bou-

Jennifer Hauck, American Heart Associa-

Medical Center, Braden Martini, Merrill Lynch,

dreau Dental Studio; Cynthia Booth, Cobco

tion; Francie S. Hiltz; Katy Hollister, Deloitte;

Jack Geiger, Eñe Brands, Dr. Rick Lofgren, UC

Enterprises.

Jennifer Jackson, UC Health; Elizabeth Kohler

Health, 2017 Men Go Red Co-Chair.

Network; Kim Campbell, Red Shoe Produc-

Knuppel, Skystone Partners; Deborah P. Right Photo

Majoras, P & G; Alexis McLaughlin, Luxot-

Not pictured

Top Row (l-r): Jamia Gamble; Denise Kuprionis,

tica; Dr. Maggie Mechlin, UC Health; Cherre

Dr. Opeolu Adeoye; UC Health, Dr. Richard

The Governance Solutions Group LLC; Lauren

“Sally” Myers, Miami University; Lori Ritchey-

Becker; UC Health, Chris Bowman; Dins-

Chesley Miller; Debbie Hayes, The Christ

Baldwin, St. Elizabeth Healthcare; Dianne

more, Chris Carlson; Ohio National Financial

Hospital Health Network; Beverly Grant, Beverly

Rosenberg; Karen Schroer; Rhonda Sheakley;

Services, Dr. Charlie Hattemer; UC Health, Dr.

A. Grant Consulting; Kathy Haines, Deloitte;

Bobbie Stevens; Teresa Tanner, Fifth Third

Stephen Lewis; TriHealth Heart Institute, Dr.

Jennifer Couser, PwC; Athena Avgousti-Bauer,

Bank; Petra Vester; and Alison Zimmerman.

Louis Louis; UC Health, Matthew McLaughlin;

Macy’s; Donna Sterwerf, Oxford Financial

GE Aviation, Rodney McMullen; The Kroger

Group, 2017 Open Your Heart chair; Kim Hal-

MEN GO RED

Co., Santosh Menon, MD; The Christ Hos-

bauer, Fifth Third Bank; Greta Elenbaas, Wells

Top row (l-r): Dr. Frank Noyes, Mercy Health

pital Health Network, Dr. Robert Pelberg;

Fargo. 2nd Row (l-r): Linda Clement-Holmes,

Noyes Knee Institute, Daman Turner, Cincin-

The Christ Hospital Health Network, Dr. Ted

P&G; Barbara Turner, Ohio National Financial

nati Bell, Gary “Doc” Huffman, Ohio National

Waller; The Christ Hospital Health Network,

Services; Sarah Hudak, PNC; Judy Pershern,

Financial Services, Jim Miller, Bartlett & Co.,

Jeff Wyler; Wyler Automotive Group.

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MEN GO RED

Fighting for Our Women. WITH 52 MEMBERS, CINCINNATI HAS THE LARGEST MEN GO RED GROUP IN THE COUNTRY!

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hat is Men Go Red For Women? A dynamic, committed group of men who are rallying their resources to fight heart disease, a No. 1 killer. By personally donating a minimum of $2,500 to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign, these men stand behind the women they care about – their wives, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends – while also influencing others and inspiring communities. Members of Men Go Red raise awareness

and provide funds for lifesaving programs and research that fuel the development of medications, surgical innovations, treatments and recommendations for preventing heart disease. They also receive special benefits, including an extensive personalized heart health assessment courtesy of the Cincinnati Go Red sponsor, The Christ Hospital Health Network. Because of our dedicated supporters, we are leading the fight against heart disease and stroke. n G O R E D F O RWO M E N . O R G

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BEHIND THE RED DRESS #RedDressStories

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ehind every red dress is a story. A story of hope, perseverance and the strength of a woman’s heart. #RedDressStories is the Greater Cincinnati Go Red For Women’s campaign to share stories of women and girls who are the essence of the Go Red movement. Meet 12 local women who are helping us spread awareness and the power of their red dress:

Norma Rashid I was with diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy nearly 20 years ago in 1997. At the time, I was a working mother with parents in failing health. I Go Red because, as women, we need to take care of our heart health as vigilantly as we take care of others.

Debi Schweitzer In 2014, I developed tears in the arteries of my heart, which is very rare, and its cause unknown. I Go Red to bring awareness to women and my family about the No. 1 killer of women being heart disease.

Tracey Baker At age 48, I was struck with heart disease completely out of the blue. Although I had family history, I thought I was doing everything right to make sure it did not happen to me. My heart was damaged enough from the attack that I had a heart transplant five years ago. I was one of the lucky ones, and I Go Red because of my daughter. I want better screening so she does not have to worry it may happen to her.

Beverly Grant I grew up without health care, so unfortunately, I didn’t find out I had a heart murmur and related issues until I was 34 years old. Upon doing research with my family, I learned I contracted rheumatic fever as a child, which damaged my heart valves. My advice for women is to be proactive in managing your health by becoming well informed and asking questions even when you believe there is only a hint of an issue.

Taylor Fausey

Rose Inderhees

I grew up healthy and active but still went into cardiac arrest one year ago when I was 18. I Go Red to raise awareness of cardiac arrest and the importance of everyone knowing CPR.  

In July 2010, I had a heart attack and didn’t realize it. In August 2010, I received five stents for arteries that were 90-99 percent blocked. I Go Red for my daughters Stephanie and Cora and my granddaughter Sophia. I want to help raise awareness for them, everyone I know, and those I don’t know so that we might stop seeing 1 in 3 women die from heart disease. Together we can make a difference.

Kim Creeden

I am a nine-year stroke survivor. I suffered a stroke at the age of 32. I had all the classic symptoms – facial droop, in my case rightsided weakness, and was unable to speak. I received the clot busting drug tPA quickly which reversed those symptoms. I Go Red in order to spread the message of stroke awareness and prevention and to turn my negative into a positive for all.  Thanh T. Pham After extreme fatigue and an abnormal EKG reading landing me in the ER, I was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation and told this was common and that there was nothing to worry about or do until I had my first heart attack. I have now been told I was misdiagnosed; since my symptoms vary so greatly in occurrence. Living with sporadic chest pain, lightheadedness and shortness of breath is not normal. I have a long family history of heart disease. Your symptoms should not be brushed aside because lots of people have them — they should be explored and understood. 

  Phylise Elaine Hill

I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, which resulted in having a defibrillator in 2012. My church family prayed for me, and my cardiologist told me that by divine intervention and medicine, my heart is normal and he removed the defibrillator. I have learned that although God can work miracles, we have a responsibility to maintain our health and healing. Eating healthy and proper exercise plays a great part. I participate in a health and wellness group at my church to enlighten people’s awareness about measures taken for disease prevention. At the age of 59, I am now enjoying a fulfilling life by doing volunteer work while enjoying my family, grandchildren and friends.

 

Meghan Roswick I am 25 years old and was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. I underwent four open-heart surgeries when I was a baby. I Go Red to help educate. Through my involvement in the Go Red movement, I learned the signs and symptoms of a stroke and was able to recognize I was in the middle of a stroke last year and got to the hospital in time.  Golda Gilkison I was diagnosed with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and chronic heart failure in June of 2015, shortly after the birth of my third child. I Go Red because it gives me hope for the future!

Aprylle Corbin I had to go to the hospital for a procedure and I ended up having a stroke after the procedure. I was in the hospital for 7 days. Now I am doing well and back to work but I have had quite a time. Make sure to take care of your heart. I was 37 at the time I had my stroke.

D o y ou k no w a w om a n w ho w ou ld l i ke to sha re her stor y a nd be pa r t of #RedDressStories? Email Jenni Grammer at jenni.grammer@heart.org or call (513) 842-8877.

#RedDressStories is sponsored by

Follow the Cincinnati American Heart Association on Facebook to read more inspirational stories like these throughout the year!

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LOCAL HEART AND STROKE SURVIVORS Back Row (l-r): Norma Rashid, Beverly Grant, Phylise Hill, Golda Gilkison. Middle Row (l-r): Debi Schweitzer, Kim Creeden, Tracey Baker, Taylor Fausey. Front row (l-r): Aprylle Corbin, Meghan Roswick, Thahn Pham, Rose Inderhees.

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CALLING ALL SURVIVORS EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF THE

Red Dress Do you know a woman who has survived heart disease or stroke? Or maybe she’s living with heart disease? Help us tell her story! The power of the red dress is the ability to share stories of hope, perseverance and the strength of a woman’s heart!

#RedDressStories is the Greater Cincinnati Go Red For Women’s campaign to share uplifting stories of women and girls who are the essence of the Go Red Movement. REQUIREMENTS: ♥ Be available on May 4, 2017 to attend the Go Red For Women Experience (one seat provided) 8am-2pm ♥ Have an active email account

♥ Be willing to share your story through social media ♥ Be available one ofathe following dates to have available on to have headshot taken your photo taken – 6pm on October 20, 10am on November 16 or 6pm on January 10, 2017

Every #REDDRESSSTORIES survivor will be a VIP during The Go Red For Women Experience on May 4, 2017 and receive: ♥ Option to have hair and make-up done the morning of the event

♥ Be featured at the Go Red For Women Experience on May 4, 2017

♥ Opportunity to share your story through the #RedDressStories social media campaign throughout the year

♥ Receive unique gifts from various Go Red For Women sponsors!

For more information please contact Go Red For Women Director, Jenni Grammer at Jenni.Grammer@heart.org or 513.842.8877


THANK YOU THANK YOU to our sponsors for helping our community EXPERIENCE Go Red For Women!  Your seats are saved – see you at the Go Red For Women Experience May 4, 2017!

Danis Interim Healthcare Messer Construction

Toyota TriHealth

UC College of Medicine Western & Southern Life

84.51/Kroger

Deloitte

GBBN Architects

The Huntington National Bank

AtriCure Inc.

Ernst & Young/Dinsmore

Mercy Health

UnitedHealthcare

Clever Crazes for Kids

Fifth Third Bank

Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC)

University of Cincinnati Provost

Cushman & Wakefield

Frost Brown Todd

Pure Romance

Special thanks to our media partners Cincy Magazine B105

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We Stand Together. We Go Red. 2017