In 2004, the Go Red for Women campaign was launched to solve a problem – too few women knew about their number one killer: cardiovascular disease. Nearly 17 years later, Go Red for Women have evolved into a global movement and is a driving force being accelerating science, advancing public health policy, addressing the multitude of gender and racial gaps for women in research, healthcare and more, as well as ensuring all women are aware of their greatest health threat, their risks and what they can do to reduce them. Good health is a journey, not a destination and we want to walk hand in hand with women throughout their lifetime as their trusted wellness partner.
The Go Red for Women experience continues to be the cornerstone of the Go Red for Women movement in local communities. Blair Go Red for Women focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke, shares stories of people impacted by this issue and raises critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. Although we are not meeting in person, we will host a Health Care Hero fashion show (featuring 6 women from UPMC Altoona), Heart Hall of Fame, cooking demo and Open Your Heart appeal! A favorite of the event is our purse auction which begins May 20th at 8am and concludes after the event on May 27th at 8pm. Check out our purses (vacations, jewelry and more!) here https://blairgored2021.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse
The time is now. The need is critical. Our strength is unmatched. Because there is no greater, more relentless force in the world than women united with passion and purpose.
Kiersten (Kitty) Zelnosky
WTAJ Your News Leader
UPMC Altoona; Blair Medical Cardiology
Director of Sales and Marketing
Blair County Convention Center
Interim Director of Behavioral Medicine
Associate Teaching Professor, Human Development & Family Studies HDFS Program and Academic Internship Coordinator