Lauren Forsch Joins SD AHA Staff



Life’s next great adventure is why

At twenty-six years old I never thought that I would be a cancer survivor—that’s just life though—no one actually thinks that these things will happen to them. With heart disease found on both sides of my family, ‘survivor ribbons’ are not something I want to start collecting. Growing up with relatives scattered across the US, some of my fondest memories involve a packed car or extended airport layovers. I feel lucky to have caught the travel bug early on and seize every opportunity to explore and experience new things.  I came to work for the American Heart Association to make an impact and contribute to the live-saving research and education that AHA is known for. Seizing more moments and experiencing more of life’s adventures is truly why I am committed to living a healthier life. Life’s next great adventure for you, your family, and the people you care about is why I’m committed to fighting heart disease and stroke in South Dakota.

Upcoming events:

February is National Heart Month with kick-off Friday, February 6th, 2015

Every year, 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. How can American Heart Month make a difference? Use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it - both at home and in the community. Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

Feb 20: Go Red For Women Luncheon – Sioux Falls

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power of women banding together to wipe out heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. The luncheon held in Sioux Falls raises money for research and education to prevent heart disease and stroke throughout South Dakota. More than 400 influential women and men in the community will hear from survivors, experts, and committed volunteers who serve on the front lines of the battle against heart disease about how to decrease risk and join the fight. Contact [email protected] for more information!

Feb 28: Heart Ball – Rapid City

The Rapid City Heart Ball brings together influential leaders from the corporate, philanthropic and medical communities to raise funds and promote the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. The evening’s black-tie festivities will include dinner, entertainment, dancing and an exciting auction. Contact [email protected] for more information!

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