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American Heart Association


Go Red For Women

American Heart Month Wear Red Day • Go Red For Women • Vestido Rojo Red Sofa Tour • Little Hats Big Hearts


American Heart Association

American Heart Month

Clifton Harrison

Open Your Heart Survivor, Melanie Sostarich (L), with Fran Yanity, 2018 Go Red For Women Chair.


Local Leaders


2017 - 2018 Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team Fran Yanity, 2018 Chair, The PM Group April Ancira, 2017 Chair Lauren Costley Erika Grimm April Powell Julie Ring Mary Rogers Carmen Tawil Laura Vaccaro, 2020 Chair

Ancira Auto Group Deacon Recruiting Quarter Moon Productions Keith Zars Pools San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Cox Media Group KCWX Valero Energy

2017 - 2018Â San Antonio Board of Directors Geoffrey Crabtree, Board Chair, Methodist Healthcare System Dr. A. Landon Wellford, IV, Board President, Heart & Vascular Institute

Dr. Jorge Alvarez Dr. Steven Bailey, Immediate Past President Ed Belmares Dr. Alyn Casal-Fernandez Dr. Sandra Guerra Maria Garcia, Chair-Elect Brian Gottardy, ED.D. Jerry Hoog Dr. Brenda Jackson Gary Joeris James H. Kizziar, Jr., Immediate Past Chair Eric Schmacker Michael Roussos Marc Strode Dr. J. Fernando Triana, President-Elect Lloyd Verstuyft, Ed.D. John Warren Lt. Col. Dr. James A. Watts

Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio UT Health San Antonio KFW Engineering & Surveying MCCI Hospitalist Group Humana/TRICARE CPS Energy North East ISD Bartlett Cocke General Contractors UT Health San Antonio Joeris General Contractors Bracewell LLP Mission Trail Baptist Hospital University Hospital Methodist Stone Oak Hospital Cardiology Clinic ofSan Antonio Southwest ISD Clark Construction BAMC

Go Red For Women Sponsors



American Heart Month

American Heart Association

The Red Sofa Tour sponsored by The PM Group

The goal of the Red Sofa Tour is to start the conversation with women about being heart healthy, making wise choices regarding diet, staying active, knowing risk factors, etc. This was the first time the Red Sofa Tour has been brought to San Antonio. The concept has since been adopted by other cities, including Austin, Texas.

American Heart Month

American Heart Association

Circle of Red

Circle of Red is a special group of men and women who are passionate and committed to impact their local community by making a personal financial gift to help women live longer and healthier lives. Their support will help change and save lives in San Antonio.

Go Red For Women Luncheon February 8, 2018 | The Mays Family Center at The Witte Museum |Â 446 Attendees

Clifton Harrison

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Heart Month Media Coverage

Little Hats Big Hearts To date, more than 3,000 red hats have been knitted and donated to the American Heart Association in San Antonio.

Go Red Por Tu Corazรณn 12th Annual Vestido Rojo Women's Health Conference | February 24, 2018 | San Antonio Event Center 961 local Hispanic and Latina women attended this event. It is the largest Vestido Rojo in the country.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries and Sinclair Broadcast Group proudly supported this year's event.

CPR in Schools Every hour in the U.S. approximately 38 people will have a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital setting. Nine out of ten of these individuals will not survive, often because bystanders do not know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong. However, if lifesaving CPR is performed, a victim’s chance of survival can double, or even triple.

To date, lawmakers in 37 states, including Texas, are requiring students to be trained in CPR prior to high school graduation, creating over two million potential lifesavers each year.

Keith Zars Pools proudly supported the American Heart Association's CPR in Schools initiative by sponsoring two CPR in Schools Kits to be delivered to two local schools. Incarnate Word High School and the SchertzCibolo-Universal City Independent School District were this year's recipients.

National Wear Red Day The City of San Antonio proclaimed February 2, 2018, "National Wear Red Day", to create awareness about cardiovascular diseases and stroke in women.

To build on that awareness, the Red Sofa Tour made its first-ever stop at City Hall, and was visited by Mayor Ron Nirenberg, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, and Councilman Cruz Shaw; as well as by several city employees and departments.

Casey Gillespie Go Red For Women Director

Stacy Hicks Herr Executive Director

Joseph Marks Communications Director

Nora Silva Senior Community Impact Director

American Heart Month, National Wear Red Day, Go Red For Women, Vestido Rojo, and Little Hats Big Hearts are official and trademarked events and programs of the American Heart Association.

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American Heart Association 8415 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78229 210.810.3100 | @AHASanAntonio

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