the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit dedicated to a healthier world for all, today announced that Kim Post, executive vice president and chief operating officer of HonorHealth, a valley-leading healthcare system serving 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area, will be the volunteer community chair of the 2021-2022 Go Red for Women movement in the Greater Phoenix area. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s global initiative designed to increase women’s awareness of heart health and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women locally, nationally, and globally.
HonorHealth is the local platform sponsor of Go red for women. HonorHealth and the Go Red for Women movement in the Greater Phoenix area are dedicated to the fight against no. 1 killer of women in the United States, cardiovascular disease. Together, they will work to raise awareness of this disease which claims more victims each year than all other forms of cancer combined. Cardiovascular disease continues to be the biggest threat to a woman’s health, leading to the death of one in three women. In South Phoenix alone, a woman will live on average 14 years less than a woman living in Scottsdale. These are statistics that are just not acceptable, and we want to be part of the change.
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“I have personally witnessed cardiovascular disease as a silent killer of women, and I am willing to do anything but remain silent to make sure people know more about this disease and what can be done about it. ‘avoid it,’ Post said. “It is truly an honor to be able to use my experience and expertise in a major healthcare system for over 30 years to be part of the American Heart Association’s mission to change lives. I can’t wait to chair the Go Red movement so we can reach more women than ever this year.
The Go Red for Women experience continues to be the cornerstone of the Go Red for Women movement in local communities. This inspiring gathering focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke, sharing stories of people affected by heart disease, and raising much-needed funds to save more lives. Go Red for Women has become a
movement and is a driving force in the world of health equity. We’re accelerating science, advancing public health policy, and closing the myriad gender and race gaps for women in research, healthcare and more, all thanks to supporters like you.
“Having Kim join us this year as President will be a powerful force in driving change for Women and Go Red in Phoenix. Said Debra Wilson, executive director of the American Heart Association. “We agree that a woman is too much and losing even a woman to cardiovascular disease is not an option. I am sure Kim will make waves and have a positive impact on the lives of women in our community and the families who depend on it.
As a new addition to Go Red for Women this year, Lindsey Wright, BS, RDCS, Director of Cardiovascular Programs Network at HonorHealth, will chair the Inspi Committee (RED). Inspi (RED) is part of the Go Red movement, which includes millennial women of all circumstances to come together to support the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer lives. and healthier.
“I felt a strong calling to use my experience in cardiovascular care to help educate others about their risk factors and to find ways to be healthy as you progress through life,” said Wright. “My reason for getting involved is for my own children, so that they can grow up with a healthy and happy mother, which I want to inspire other mothers and women my age. Chairing this initiative at the same time as my own mother, Kim Post, chairs the Go Red movement, is an unstoppable force and I am delighted to do so together.
This year’s Go Red for Women movement and its local achievements will be celebrated on May 13, 2022 at the Go Red for Women Luncheon in Greater Phoenix, locally sponsored by United Healthcare.
For more information on Go Red for Women, visit https://ahaphoenix.ejoinme.org/ or call 602.414.5352.