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Idaho Go Red for Women hosts annual luncheon

Posted at 7:19 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 09:19:38-05

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Go Red for Women hosted its annual luncheon, raising awareness for healthy lifestyles to combat cardiovascular disease.

The American Heart Association created Go Red for Women in 2004 to help empower women to take charge of their heart health. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, claiming more women's lives than all forms of cancer combined.

The Go Red for Women movement fights to end heart disease and stroke in women by working in communities around the world to help women understand the threat of cardiovascular disease and help them take action to end the risk. One way the American Heart Association American Stroke Association do so is by hosting the annual luncheon to raise funds to support that mission and provide a platform for survivors to share their stories.

This year's Idaho Go Red for Women luncheon was emceed by Good Morning Idaho's Jillian Garrigues. Speakers included luncheon chair Suzie Hall, President of Cornerstone Design, Olympic skier Shannon Bahrke, Dr. Margot Vloka, and former BSU football coach Skip Hall, who shared his wife Virginia's story of recovery after she suffered a stroke in January 2018.

During one fundraising portion of the luncheon, generous donors combined to give $30,000. Hall also passed the torch to the 2021 Go Red for Women luncheon chair Cindy Copple, director of WCF Insurance.

For more information on Go Red for Women, click here. You can also support the local American Heart Association here or follow along on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.