Alpha Phi actives and alumna donned their summer chic for the third annual Alpha Phi Forget-Me-Not Friendship Brunch on May 18 at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas.
The annual event benefits the American Heart Association, and funds raised go directly toward cardiovascular research and heart health educational programs both locally and nationwide.
Since 1946, the Alpha Phi sorority has had a philanthropic focus to improve women's heart health, as heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Locally, Alpha Phi's support of the American Heart Association dates to the early 1970s.
The brunch kicked off with such activities as a CPR demonstration, pop-up shopping with Rustic Cuff, and a Blushington make-up station.
Guests — including Dani Cook Barrows, Marisa Jeffrey O'Sullivan, Debby Anderson, Carol Jackson, Julie Jackson, Amy Thompson, Peyton Thompson, Raha Assadi, Andrea Cheek, Lexie Abbey, Victoria Ecker, Rebeka Ecker, Annmarie Chiaraello, Macy Holliday, Deana Gage, Avery Bragg, Pamela Beard, Jennifer Larson Ryback, Rosemary Mach, Avery McCuistion, Abbey Pendroff, and Heather Guild — then made their way into the newly renovated Ritz-Carlton Dallas ballroom (which perfectly matches the signature Alpha Phi forget-me-not blue) and enjoyed a heart-healthy brunch.
During the program, attendees had the opportunity to hear from current Iota Omicron member Karistan Swan, who shared her personal connection to the American Heart Association and how it brought her to Alpha Phi. The event ended with registered dietician Amy Goodson sharing ways that guests could maintain and improve their overall health.
For more information about American Heart Association's Go Red for Women, visit heart.org/dallasgored.