Go Red for Women
Dallas women Go Red and raise $1.9 million at heartfelt spring luncheon
What: Dallas Go Red for Women Luncheon benefiting American Heart Association
Where: Omni Dallas Hotel
The 411: "Her Story is Our Story" was the theme of the 2023 luncheon that raises awareness of heart disease in women - and hundreds of guests heard the message repeatedly that it could happen to any woman they know or love. Jennifer Durbin (in attendance with husband Bill Durbin and daughter Vivienne) was this year's event chair.
Donning their best red attire, guests arrived to a champagne reception and free health screenings by Texas Health. A Go Red Passport let guests experience different activations around the hotel, taking a journey into the fight against cardiovascular disease. Miss Texas Averie Bishop added a blingy tiara to her red ensemble to greet attendees, and there was even a puppy station.
During a heart-healthy lunch, Emma Lovewell, senior Peloton instructor and author of Live Learn Lovewell, delivered an inspiring keynote address. Barbara Smith was recognized as the Sandi Haddock Community Impact honoree, and Sheena Fannin was the featured survivor. WFAA's Tashara Parker served as mistress of ceremonies.
Live and silent auctions for luxury trips, retail experiences, jewelry, and even a basketball autographed by the Dallas Mavericks' Luca Doncic raised crucial funds for American Heart Association's lifesaving research, education, and health impact initiatives for women. In total, an impressive $1.9 million was raised at the luncheon.
2024 will mark American Heart Association’s centennial year and 20 years of Go Red for Women; next year's event co-chairs will be Stacy Nahas and Susan Wetzel.
Who: Hundreds of participants, organizers, patrons, and guests including Shea Manigo, Scott Murray, Carol Murray, Sandi Haddock, Carolyn Dent, Olya Brase, Sierra Tuthill, Neely Duncan, Sophia Garrison, Mattie Lewis, Doreen Griffith, Nichole Jordan, Cecelia Smith, Tanya Edwards, Nancy Brown, Gary Brown, and Tiffany Haddock.