It takes a certain kind of passion, motivation and inspiration to impact the world; and thus, the Circle of Red was born. The Circle of Red is a society of women who drive and influence change in the community regarding heart health of women in their local community and all across the country. Matt Rountree, Communications Director at the American Heart Association out of Lexington shares, “The Circle of Red Women support the Go Red for Women movement with a significant financial commitment.” Donations make a difference in a plethora of ways in that they help fund vital research programs, help the American Heart Association spread the word to women to learn their personal risk of developing heart disease, help the American Heart Association distribute critical patient information to healthcare provider offices, help support federal legislation aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease in women and finally, donations help others learn how to perform CPR because most heart attacks occur in the home and we can save lives if we are informed.  Further, “not only do these women contribute financially, they also serve as ambassadors for the American Heart Association by educating others on ways to lower their risk of heart disease and stroke,” illuminates Matt.

Currently, there are 20-30 members in the Lexington Circle of Red and they gather four to five times a year to hear survivors and medical professionals speak. Along the same lines, Passion Volunteers serve as the face of the Go Red For Women Movement through grassroots efforts throughout the year by creating and executing awareness. There are several ways you can help to make a difference in your community and raise awareness about heart disease and strokes.

Get involved by taking interest in any of the following: volunteer at local events like Go Red For Women Luncheon and Health Fairs, register friends, family and coworkers on BetterU, an online fitness and nutrition program, engage your company to conduct Wear Red Day activities, or share your personal passion story about how you or loved ones have overcome heart disease or stroke related illness. You never know how many lives you can impact and influence when you make it your mission to become
part of the Circle of Red.

Please call Dr. Sylvia Cerel-Suhl or Mike Turner at 859.977.4605 for more information on how you can join the Circle of Red.

Posted on 2013-11-01 by Lauren Henry