Go Red For Women is an annual campaign created by the American Heart Association to educate the public, but especially women, that heart disease is the #1 killer of women every single year, more than all the cancers combined. Visit www.goredforwomen.org for more information and how you can take charge of your heart health and not become a statistic.
More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, heart disease is often hidden and misunderstood. Go Red for Women brings attention to the effects of heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is not just a man’s disease. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. Eighty percent of cardiac events can be prevented. Funds raised at the Go Red for Women luncheons fund research specifically geared towards women, education and legislative advocacy programs.
More than 275 women’s lives have been saved each day since Go Red for Women’s birth in 2004. Currently, some eight million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease, yet only one in six women believes that heart disease is a serious health threat. Sadly, 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
Join us Friday, February 19, 2016 at South Shore Harbour Resort
Now let me introduce you to this year’s Bay Area Houston Go Red For Women Heart Throbs a.k.a. Iconic Men Go Red.
Shaun Holt, M.D. The Surgeon; Representing Bay Area Regional Medical Center
Dr. Holt is a well-known local orthopedic surgeon whose practice, All American Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute, is the go to place here in the Houston/Galveston area. Shaun grew up in Ohio, but now calls the Texas gulf coast home and is a busy father of two. A health enthusiast and avid hunter, Dr. Holt was photographed on location at Halls Bayou Hunting Club in Santa Fe, Texas.
Brent Cockerham The Banker; Representing Baywood Crossing Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Brent is Senior Vice President at BB&T Bank here in Houston. Growing in the Carolinas, Brent began his volunteer fireman training at age 16, but even 4 years in the Marine Corps could not keep him from his passion. Brent was photographed on location at his current assignment, Station 1 in Friendswood, Texas.
Safi Madain, D.O. The Physician; Representing Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
Dr. Madain is currently the Chief of Emergency Services at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Growing up in southern California gave Safi a love of music, starting at a young age. At 11 years old, he was first introduced to the guitar and never looked back. With a love of the classic heavy metal genre’, Safi still performs today when he has time outside of saving lives, being a husband and a dad to four children. Safi was photographed on a deserted road in the southern Clear Lake area.
Dipsu Patel, M.D. The Cardiologist; Representing Bay Area Regional Medical Center
Dr. Patel, a cardiologist, grew up in Plano, Texas. He labeled himself kind of a nerd with his love of fantasy football and science fiction. Dipsu is a two time national indian dance champion, husband and father of two girls. He is also the one who got to hold the alien head 🙂 Dipsu was photographed on location on the shores of Clear Creek.
Iconic Men Go Red book coming soon!
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