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 (AHA) has nominated an extraordinary group of women and teens in Denver that have said yes to being changemakers while competing for the title of Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact. These campaigns aim to educate women about the dangers of cardiovascular disease and bring the work of the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement to life in the candidates’ communities.
Please help us cheer on these amazing women and teens have joined a team of changemakers, dedicated to making a lasting impact on the heart health of our community.
2022 Denver Woman of Impact Nominees
- Jeri Barajas, PNC Bank
- Jennifer Brooks, Littleton Adventist
- Tricia Hemsky, Anthem
- Pam Jeffords, Sapient Insights Group
- Vanecia Kerr, Mile High United Way
- Bailey McCurry, Northwestern Mutual
- Tari Rangel, Defense Health Agency
- Ann Somers, Delta Dental
2022 Denver Teen of Impact Nominees
- Nandini Breggin
- Lily Kasic
- Scarlett and Lila Prather
- Maya Turlapaty
These groups will work to increase awareness about a woman’s greatest health threat, all while raising critical lifesaving funds. Each of the nominees has brought 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 Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact’s nine-week campaign is currently running now through April 8, 2022. The woman and teen that brings her network together to have the largest impact will be named the 2022 Denver Woman of Impact and Denver Teen of Impact Award winners.
Make a donation today and support our candidates’ campaigns by visiting these fundraising sites.
Make a donation to the 2022 Denver Woman of Impact candidates by clicking HERE.
Make a donation to 2022 Denver Teen of Impact candidates by clicking HERE.
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.