Go Red Congressional Reception

This past Friday I attended the Go Red Congressional Reception right here in D.C.  The reception was a screening of the short film, “Just a little Heart Attack,” starring Elizabeth Banks. It was also an opportunity for California Congresswoman Lois Capps to educate the audience about the importance of the Heart For Women Act, H.R. 3526.  There were presentations by the President of the AHA, Dr. Gordan F. Tomaselli as well as many others.  2009 Go Red Woman, Andrea Wongsam, was the mc and shared her own survival story. 

The short film was well received by the audience.  Although this was my second time viewing it, the message struck home.  Women’s heart health must remain a priority.  The message was reinforced by Andrea Wongsam, who had a heart attack when she was only 35 years old.  Tragically, she was also 13 weeks pregnant and her baby didn’t make it.  Andrea turned her personal tragedy into a personal mission to educate women about the importance of heart health.  If you haven’t already viewed it, take some time to check out the short film, “Just a Little Heart Attack.”
With Heart Attack Survivor & Go Red Woman Andrea Wongsam

Go Red!
Ciji Dodds
Miss International 2011


  1. Ciji,
    It was a pleasure to meet you! I'll never forget that winning personality and smile! Take care..
    ~ Andrea
    Go Red for Women National Spokeswoman


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