The Go Red for Women luncheon has grown into a signature event in the Santa Barbara business and social calendar. This year's celebration promises to be exciting, building on the success of previous years and bringing added value from some of our new sponsors. We know guests will be moved by the Passion/Fashion Show that will feature local heart disease survivors, cardiologists and fashion models. Funds raised through our luncheon is spent in support of vitally important heart disease education and research right here in our own community.
Go Red is a great example of what can happen when we all work together. I hope you will join Sansum Clinic and hundreds of businesses and individuals who have made the choice to fight heart disease and stroke. We know that these are financially challenging times, but it is essential that heart health remains a priority.
Please invite your friends, families and co-workers (male and female) to join in the Go Red movement to reduce our County's number one cause of death. Thank you for supporting a worthy cause that touches us all. I look forward to seeing you at the Go Red for Women luncheon on Friday, March 9th at Fess Parker's Doubletree!
Jill R. Fonte
Welcome to the Santa Barbara Go Red for Women Luncheon! We’re delighted you are here and appreciate your interest in learning how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of women. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness of their risk and protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at www.GoRedForWomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, join the American Heart Association in making it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. Share what you learn today with your family and members of your community. Tell five women you want them to live and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation today will make a difference in the lives of women here and across the country. You can help fund local and national Go Red activities that support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women.
Thank you again for being here. My hope is that you won’t leave today without committing to making a difference by joining the Go Red For Women movement — women everywhere need your help. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. We believe reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake.
With your commitment, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
nationally sponsored by
locally sponsored by
Montecito Bank & Trust
Cottage Health System
The Towbes Group, Inc.
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Fielding Grduate University
First American Title Ins. Company
Mission Wealth Management
Pacific Western Bank
Revive Public Relations
Santa Barbara News Press
Pacific Coast Business Times