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American Heart Association Events: Heart Health Month Recap

A few weeks ago, I shared about my honor of being selected as a Go Red Blogger Ambassador for the American Heart Association. This year marks my first time time having a chance to attend the events held in my local area for Heart Health Month and Go Red for Women – National Wear Red Day.

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I wanted to share a little bit of the events with you!

 

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On National Wear Red Day, I was a special guest at the 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

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The event started with complimentary health screenings sponsored by BJC HealthCare. There was also a networking reception that featured these tasty heart-healthy treats.

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Love the decor of the networking reception!

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The chefs for the reception ~ they made everything so lovely!

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The main course for the luncheon. All heart-healthy and all wonderful!

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There were also soy nuts placed on the tables for guests to enjoy

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Inside the grand ballroom, everything was decked out in red

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The luncheon ended with with an story of heart disease survival moderated by News Anchor Jasmine Huda of KMOV-TV St. Louis, and a keynote address from Dr. George F. Van Hare, Director of the Division of Pediatric Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

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Following the luncheon, I was able to chat with fellow Go Red Bloggers for the St. Louis region, Danyelle Little of TheCubicleChick.com and Brandy Butler of LoveMadeLifestyle.com.

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The next event was the 6th Annual Wine & Chocolate Charity Event hosted by radio station Fresh 102.5fm and presented by SLU Care. It was held at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri.

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I loved the sounds from this Jazz trio! They set the light and festive mood for the evening

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I had a blast on talking to other Go Red for Women supporters on the red carpet

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Attendees received great information about staying heart healthy year round from SLU Care physicians. There was also chocolate sampling, giveaways, silent auction and shopping opportunities, with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association.

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I enjoyed sampling these divine dark chocolate treats – they were delicious! 

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More heart-healthy dark chocolate — I was in heaven!

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After the event, Go Red Bloggers Brandy, Danyelle, and I were interviewed by Fox2 News

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 Many thanks to Presidential Limousines for providing transportation for us to the American Heart Association charity event.

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All of the events were not only fun, they were also very informative. I learned new information and discovered even more ways to take better care of my heart. I am so proud to be a Go Red Blogger, and I am very excited to be involved in the American Heart Association events throughout the year. I will be sharing them with you as well!

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I am proud to be a Go Red Blogger Ambassador for the American Heart Association, using social media to drive awareness of the fight against heart disease in women in order to live healthier, stronger and longer lives.

 

 

 

 

 

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

faithhealthandhome@yahoo.com

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The Cubicle Chick

Love the pics and the recap. So blessed to be sharing this special opportunity with the two of you ladies. Can’t wait to get together again. 🙂

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