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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

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go red for women • THIS FALL The American Heart Association wants you to Go Red For Women this fall.

Heart disease kills more women than all types of cancer combined. The Expo aims to raise awareness and change the startling statistics about the impact heart disease and stroke have on women. For more information on the Go Red For Women Expo, visit OmahaGoRedForWomen.org.

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One in three women die each year from heart disease, making it the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. But you can make a difference for women everywhere by attending the 2015 Go Red For Women Expo sponsored by Methodist Health System and Werner Enterprises on Nov. 3 at the Embassy Suites in La Vista. The Expo begins at 4:30 p.m. with a health fair and an electronic silent auction. The night continues with dinner, keynote address and an inspiring survivor story, highlighting a local woman who has been impacted by heart disease or stroke. Individual tickets and tables are available now at OmahaGoRedForWomen.org. Proceeds from the Go Red For Women Expo benefits the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. In 2014, the American Heart Association funded $2.68 million in research in Nebraska. The event is chaired by Ann Bruner, Director of Employee Relations & Development for The Burlington Capital Group, LLC, with honorary chair Anne Nelson. The Go Red For Women Expo is a part of the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. In 2015, the movement is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Omaha-metro. New to the Go Red For Women movement in Omaha is the Men Go Red For Women group, which unites men throughout the metro who not only have the passion, but also the influence and resources to significantly impact the community by providing a personal gift to help find a cure for heart disease. The Omaha Men Go Red for Women Founding Chair is Derek Leathers, president and chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises. Approximately 90-percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease but many are unaware. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, physical inactivity, obesity and tobacco use.

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metroQUARTERLY’S Fall (AUG/SEP/OCT) 2015 Issue  

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metroQUARTERLY’S Fall (AUG/SEP/OCT) 2015 Issue  

metroQUARTERLY’S Fall 2015 Issue is online now! metroMAGAZINE/mQUARTERLY is published quarterly by ALH Publications, serving the Omaha/Linco...