This year, for Memorial Day, I was struggling to find the words that would do this day – and my feelings – justice. Then I remembered that my talented team mate, Victoria Araj, wrote an incredible article about the meaning of Memorial Day. I am reposting her article here for you in honor of the Memorial Day holiday, and I hope that you can take some time to reflect on those service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
The event began at 9 a.m. with health screenings, informational exhibits as well as a silent auction, which raised nearly 400 percent more than last year!
A heart-healthy lunch of salad, salmon and veggie quiche was served, and Chris Powell of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition spoke to the hundreds of attendees about the small steps women can take now to make sure they live a long and healthy life.
Deena Centofanti of FOX2 Detroit was emcee, and Paula Silver, Vice President of Communications at Quicken Loans, and Deborah Greenman Arlin, Managing Counsel at Toyota served as co-chairs of the event.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. The color red and the red dress have become synonymous with the ability all women have to live healthier lives. To empower women to take charge of their heart health, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a campaign designed to educate, inspire and celebrate women’s health.
For more information about the Go Red campaign, visit GoRedForWomen.org.