Each year, the American Heart Association of Maui invites a small group of women from our community to share their personal stories at the annual Maui Go Red for Women Luncheon & Health Expo.
It is inevitable that not everyone on Maui is able to attend this event and so we share these stories with you via the wonderful means of social media.
It is our hope that by reading each story, you will recognize yourself, or another woman in your life (mother, sister, wife, daughter, friend), and that you will be moved to take the necessary steps for prevention and early detection, accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment or share this information with someone you love.
2012 Real Women of Maui
Click on each survivor’s name or photo to read their personal stories with heart disease.
|Anne Kate Holiday||Char Mansfield||Haydee Restos|
|JoAnn Gascon||Patricia Ross||Tanya Kuailani-Andaya|
For more information about Living with Heart Disease and Living Healthy guidelines, visit our Resources page.
To see how you can join us in celebrating on Maui, visit our 2013 Heart Month Events page.
In 2003, the American Heart Association, along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness of heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women. Each year, on the first Friday in February, millions of women and men come together to wear red, take action and commit to fighting this deadly disease.
In 2004, the AHA also created the Go Red For Women movement which has been the driving force of heart health for millions of women.
For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red For Women movement. They have proudly worn red, shared stories of survival and begun to understand the truth about women’s hearts and how heart disease can be prevented.
In 10 years….
- More than 1.5 million women are now a part of Go Red For Women and have signed up to learn more at GoRedForWomen.org.
- 34% Fewer women are dying of heart disease each year. That means 330 fewer women are dying every day.
- 23% More women are aware heart disease is the No. 1 killer
- And most importantly, more than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved since the movement began almost 10 years ago.
Take a look at 10 years of Go Red and our supporters fighting heart disease in women:
Creating Awareness in 2012, a set on Flickr.
As we usher in a new year, we take a look back at 2012 which was filled with many opportunities for our passionate volunteers to connect with the community of Maui.
Mahalo to all of our Ambassadors, including the additional friends, family, co-workers, and UHMC students who had come out in 2012 to help Maui Go Red for Women in its mission to bring awareness of cardiovascular disease being the #1 killer of women.
We look forward to continuing the movement in 2013 in an effort to lower the statistics.
Happy New Year!
In appreciation of your support for the American Heart Association here on Maui, the Spa Kea Lani is offering a $99 special for any one of the following services:
- Relaxation Massage 50 minutes
- Herbal Aromatherapy Facial 50 minutes
- Hawaiian Sugar Scrub 50 minutes
The American Heart Association special will be available December 1 – 19, 2012