The American Heart Association was thrilled that Governor Gina Raimondo could join us for the recent Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Nearly 600 women and men dressed in red to help raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women. Governor Raimondo’s remarks were the perfect kick-off for the event – and she even took some extra time to pose for photos with some of our young guests!
Click the following link to view Governor Raimondo's remarks: http://youtu.be/QyZBMef9E54
Below, Advocate and American Heart Association National Go Red For Women Spokeswoman, Lisa Deck and daughter Kaitlyn, had the pleasure of meeting Governor Raimondo during the luncheon program. Lisa and Kaitlyn presented her with flowers to thank her for her attendance and for speaking about the importance of heart-healthy lifestyle and funding lifesaving research.
Governor Raimondo with 11 year old Megan Dickerman, congenital heart disease survivor. Megan was featured during the speaking program with her father, Daniel who was also born with the very same heart defect.
Governor Raimondo with 10 year old Gustavo Londono. Gustavo’s Nana, Debra Koziol is one of the American Heart Association’s National Go Red For Women Spokeswoman after suffering sudden cardiac arrest in her home about 7 years ago. Gustavo was there that night and recalls how quickly his Papa called 911 and performed CPR to save her life. Gustavo shared with the audience his inspirational message to live a healthier life and to keep your heart strong.