Highwood Go Red

Heart disease is the number one killer of woman. More women die each year of heart disease than ALL cancers combined. The Go Red Midwest chapter chose this week to launch, “Breakfast in Red,” as it leads in to Mother’s Day. What a wonderful time to honor our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. This morning we all met at the well-known Miramar restaurant in Highwood.

Both breakfasts these last two days were sold out and a successful way to raise both money and awareness about heart health.

This was only part of the restaurant filled with both men and women.

Anna Maria Viti-Welch chaired the Highland Park event. She is in charge of a very high-powered company. And that, came at a price to her health. In spite of a healthy diet and active lifestyle, she was burning the candle at both ends. That's when she suffered a heart attack. Anna Maria has since hired on additional people to support her endeavors so she can give herself a break. Luckily for us, we were able to listen and learn from her story of survival.

I give huge kudos to the Go Red advocacy committee and volunteers who champion these breakfasts. You made these events a great way to kick off the day and the rest of the weekend! There is still one more “Breakfast in Red,” near Chicago. Here is your invite!

Be the change!

Amy Gregorio 
Your Mrs. International


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