New Women of Impact Initiative Aims to Raise Awareness and Critical Funds for Woman’s Greatest Health Threat, Cardiovascular Disease

The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same as men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.

To help increase awareness around women’s heart health, the American Heart Association is excited to announce the launch of the Women of Impact initiative. This new initiative aims to educate women about the dangers of cardiovascular disease and bring the work of the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement to life.

Annually, a select group of passionate individuals will be nominated to be a part of the Women of Impact initiative. This amazing group will work to increase awareness about a woman’s greatest health threat, all while raising critical lifesaving funds. Each of the nominees will be able to bring together their own network to form an impact team, set a goal, engage our community in the mission of the AHA by pursuing activities such as training others in CPR, advocating to our legislators, or participating in Research Goes Red, while exploring fundraising resources and ultimately have a direct impact on the heart health of the Denver community.

The Women of Impact’s nine-week campaign runs from Feb. 5 through April 7, 2021.  The woman who brings her network together to have the largest impact will be named the 2021 Denver Woman of Impact Award winner.

In Colorado, the AHA is excited to announce the inaugural class candidates for the 2021 Women of Impact initiative. These amazing women have joined a team of changemakers, dedicated to making a lasting impact on the heart health of our community.

  • Jenna Bell
  • Kate Dickensheets
  • McCall Fen
  • Stacia Harris-Short
  • Hannah Holt
  • Sofia Montoya
  • Rachelle Moulton
  • Gloria Neal
  • Janet Pogar
  • Lindsay Renkel
  • Ruth Rohs
  • Kate Suek

Colorado is counting on us like never before, and the AHA is so thankful for this group of women that have said yes to making a lasting impact and helping to fund the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. Together, we will make an amazing impact!

Interested in learning more? Contact our Vice President of Social Campaigns, Kerry Olson at kerry.olson@heart.org

And, be sure to stay tuned to see who will be named the 2021 Women of Impact Award Winner.

New Women of Impact Initiative Aims to Raise Awareness and Critical Funds for Woman’s Greatest Health Threat, Cardiovascular Disease

Meet the Denver Women of Impact Class of 2021

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