On February 8, the American Heart Association hosted Go Red at the Gold Dome at the Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta. This event saw both advocates and legislators alike come together to recognize the importance of women’s heart health.
The event began in the morning and after breakfast, the group went to the galleries of the House of Representatives and Senate. Senator Valencia Seay and Representative Doreen Carter introduced formal proclamations recognizing February 8, 2017, as Wear Red Day at the Capitol, acknowledging the American Heart Association and its mission. This was a great day that helped spread the word about the importance of combating the very serious issue of women’s heart health.
Kimberly Goodloe, State Advocacy Committee member and Heart Valve Ambassador, attended the event. She said, "I consider it an honor and privilege to attend Go Red Day at the State Capitol, share my heart journey and meet with lawmakers about important issues affecting patients throughout the entire state of Georgia. My favorite part of the day: advocating with our group, raising awareness throughout the state capitol and taking our group picture with Casey Cagle, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, and Senator, Valencia M. Seay, from the 34th District."
Thank you to everyone who attended Go Red at the Gold Dome! We look forward to hosting more capitol events in the future to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke in Georgia.