May 17, 2011
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
We are excited to announce this year’s speakers for the Go Red For Women Luncheon in Seattle to be held on Tuesday, May 17 at the Seattle Sheraton. Jean Enersen of KING 5 will be our emcee. Our luncheon program will be led by Dr. Jonathan Drezner, UW Medicine physician, staff physician for the Seattle Seahawks, and chair of Heart of Seattle Schools. Dr. Drezner will discuss the importance of CPR training and AED placement in schools, and how incorporating these elements into a school’s emergency preparedness plan can help safeguard the lives of our children and our community’s teachers.
Dr. Drezner will also be joined by sudden cardiac arrest survivor and WSU women’s basketball coach, June Daugherty. June knows from personal experience just how valuable AEDs can be, as she was revived after her cardiac arrest with the use of an AED.
Our final speaker will be Darla Varrenti, local advocate and founder of the Nick of Time Foundation. Darla experienced tragedy when her son died of sudden cardiac arrest on the high school football field. She has made it her personal mission to screen high school athletes, teach CPR to students and teachers, and place AEDs in every school.
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After my grandmother passed away because of complications from a previous heart attack, I realized the need for a strong education and awareness campaign about the Number One killer of American Women – heart disease. Through my work as a Go Red for Women Ambassador, I have found my voice as a strong advocate for a heart-healthy lifestyle. My hope is to reach out to as many people as possible to prevent families from experiencing the pain of losing a loved one to heart disease.
I chose to plan a Go Red party to raise awareness of this serious disease. My granny & great grandmother suffered from heart disease and it is the #1 killer of women in America. I don’t think it gets enough recognition. Heart disease is preventable and it’s an important message to get out. Our healthy lifestyle CAN start now! We, teenagers need to know what we can do, and parents and grandparents need to educate their children & grandchildren on eating healthy.
As a woman, and an “Independent “ JAFRA Consultant, after I learned that heart disease takes a woman's life every minute, I had to do something. I said to myself, these women are mothers, sisters, wives, friends, aunts, neighbors, step-sisters, step-mothers, or co-workers, We all know someone who has been touched by heart disease. Go Red for Women is a cause we all need to help in any capacity because we all have a heart. JAFRA is a proud supporter of Go Red for Women. I’ve decided to advocate for women’s heart health by talking to women about their heart health at each of my presentation parties. I am committed and determined to helping my local American Heart Association in any way I can.
I'm an advocate for Go Red for Women because, with a few stunning exceptions (like my long suffering husband!), the vast majority of the most important people in my life are women -- my mother, sister, daughters and a great group of women friends. I don't want to lose a single one of them a moment sooner than absolutely necessary. Go Red focuses on educating women and the medical community on how women's heart health differs from men's (an issue about which there is a shocking level of ignorance) and on raising funds for more research dedicated to women's heart issues. By spreading the word and increasing scientific knowledge maybe we can move heart related deaths out of their number one spot. I'm hopeful.
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