Tyler Go Red for Women Announces Woman of Impact Nominees | Local News


The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to a world of healthier lives for all, recently announced the 2022 Woman of Impact nominees for the Tyler area.

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s flagship movement to encourage heart health awareness and harness the energy, passion, and power of women to unite and collectively eliminate heart disease.

Younger generations of women, Gen Z and Millennials, are less likely to know that cardiovascular disease is their biggest health threat. That’s why it’s important for all women to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same, says the American Heart Association.

Each year a select group of people are nominated by their peers to become a Woman of Impact because of their passion and drive to raise awareness and make a difference both in their community and for the Go Red for Women movement. .

This year the nominees are:

Emily Hayes, Lexcom Systems Group

Teri Killingsworth, The Mortgage House

Taylor Kirkpatrick, Taylor Kirkpatrick Aesthetic

Brenda McBride, UT Health East Texas

Yolanda Prince, just a little something

Whitney Rockwell, UT Health Sciences Center at Tyler

Melissa Shanhouse, LPL Financial

Beginning on National Wear Red Day, February 4, these seven women will lead an eight-week initiative to transform women’s health in Tyler. Nominees will recruit champions from their networks to form an impact team and raise funds to support the mission of the American Heart Association. The contestant who raises the most funds will be named the winner of the Tyler Woman of Impact Award at the Tyler Go Red for Women Luncheon on May 3.

“These women have understood the need and are rising to the challenge of fighting heart disease in Tyler’s women,” said Michelle Stoddard, regional vice president of the American Heart Association.

“Using their position in the community and their local networks, they are uniquely qualified to advance the mission of the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women movement through awareness, education and fundraising. They are the epitome of being an unrelenting force for a world of longer, healthier lives for all.

Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more women each year in the United States than all forms of cancer combined. Although the majority of cardiac events are preventable, cardiovascular disease continues to be the greatest threat to women’s health, killing one in three women.

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