Each year a select group of individuals across Colorado are nominated by their peers to become American Heart Association Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact nominees because of their passion and drive to make a difference in the community and raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular health.
Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact is an extension of the American Heart Association’s long-standing Go Red for Women movement, a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. While the large majority of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease continues to take the life of 1 in 3 women. This initiative aims to help change this.
This year’s Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact campaigns kicked off on Feb. 3, 2023 with nominees embarking on a 9-week journey to help transform the health of women. Each week for the duration of the campaign, nominees and their Impact Teams, made up of friends or family members, participate in activities designed to create a culture of wellness and health equity. Activities may include educational events, learning and spreading the word about CPR, getting active, recruiting women to participate in research, and more. Nominees and their Impact Teams also raise critical funds for the Denver American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.
On April 6, 2023, the nominees whose team has the highest number of impact points—awarded through a combination of fundraising and mission impact activities —is named the Denver 2023 Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact Award Winners.
Click the names below to meet the 2023 Woman of Impact and Teen of Impact nominees. If you feel inspired, you can also make a lifesaving gift to their campaigns.
2023 Denver Woman of Impact Nominees:
2023 Denver Teen of Impact Nominees:
Colorado is counting on us like never before, and the American Heart Association is so thankful for this group of individuals that have said yes to making a lasting impact and helping to fund the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.