Heart Health is extremely important to me. Just after I was born, my great-grandfather died of heart related causes. Over the years my family lost my uncles Sandy and Loren to heart related causes, too. Growing up, I saw my great-grandmother and grandmother struggle with heart disease. Last year, my dad was able to read the symptoms and had surgical intervention. He now lives a heart healthy lifestyle and I know is committed to being around for a long time and is such an inspiration to me.
This 5K Run/Walk raises funds to support Alpha Phi Foundation's vital programs: Scholarship, Leadership, Forget Me Not, Women's Heart Health, and Heritage. This year, I witnessed our commitment to Women's Heart Health education as Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association trained the Eta Delta Chapter and all chapters (almost 20,000 women) in how to do Hands Only CPR, a critical piece of education in saving lives.
I am excited to run this 5k (in Ranch Mirage in June--Can you say HOT?) so Alpha Phi Foundation can continue the critical work in education and ending women's heart disease.
Thank you for your time and contributuions.