May 14, 2010
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cox Convention Center
One Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Get inspired. Get informed. Join health and fitness experts, medical professionals, and women like you to hear the concrete steps you can take today for better heart health.
Why I Serve...
President, Terry Neese Personel
"For several months, I kept complaining to my doctor about severe indigestion and an ache in my back right under my right shoulder blade. After many visits to my doctor, I was sitting at my desk one day and was feeling terrible. I decided to go down the street to the drug store and take my blood pressure. It was 187 over 110!! This was VERY scary. I returned to the office and called my doctor. I still wasn't completely convinced that I should even be calling the doctor. So I scheduled an appointment for the next day. I went to see my doctor, and my blood pressure was still very hight. They did a multitude of tests and determined that I should be on blood pressure medicine and reduce my stress. Easier said than done. I remember telling th edoctor "I'm 40 years old...I can't have high blood pressure??!!" However, by listening to my symptoms, I may have avoided a serious heart problem in the future. My heart was working too hard. Therefore, my message to all women is to listen to their bodies. We know when something "isn't right". Please see your doctor and determine if your symptoms are heart related.
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We are more than excited to continureour support of such a well-regarded organization that benefits countless individuals in so many ways.
Why I Serve...
Tracey Wills, The Wills Group
After attending the Go Red Luncheon last year, I experienced a heightened awareness of just how significant heart disease is in the lives of women everywhere and especially here in Oklahoma. Even though I am a Registered Nurse, there was still so much information presented that I did not know about. But more than anything, I began to see that heart disease can present in such atypical ways and that listening to the warning signs is imperative to saving lives.
After the Go Red Luncheon, because of attending the event, my mother-in-law recognized cardiac symptoms in my father-in-law and he had a visit to the hospital for evaluation. Not long after that my mother-in-law herself experienced symptoms that we learned about at the luncheon and that resulted in another evaluation at the hospital. Then this fall, my father who has had a woman in his life that had been to a Go Red Luncheon and understood the implications of early intervention, he saw his cardiologist which resulted in a heart cath and stent placement. I would venture to say that the message that Go Red For women produces is definitely impacting and saving lives in Oklahoma.
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