DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dallas Division of the American Heart Association will host the 2013 Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday, February 1st at the Hilton Anatole. This year’s luncheon will feature former First Lady Laura Bush as the keynote speaker. Mrs. Bush is the Founding Ambassador of The Heart Truth and has long been a champion for women’s issues.
Though many don’t realize their risk levels, heart disease continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives unnecessarily each year. Currently, some eight million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in five American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. The Go Red for Women Luncheon focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles and raising money to support awareness, education and research of heart health in women.
The 2013 Dallas Luncheon is co-chaired by Kate Rose Marquez, and Virginia Rose, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Business Development at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Guests will also have the opportunity to receive a free and private health screening provided by Texas Health Resources. Registration, health screenings and silent auction open at 10:00 am and the luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $150 each and are available by calling 214.748.7212 or visiting www.heart.org/dallastxgoredluncheon.
Former First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush:
One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, and human rights. She has traveled to more than seventy-six countries, including two historic solo trips to Afghanistan, and has launched groundbreaking education and healthcare programs in the U.S. and abroad. The author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken from the Heart, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. Today, as the Chair of the Woman’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in America’s military.