The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to world of healthier lives for all, announced today that Kim Post, executive vice president and chief operations officer of HonorHealth, a leading Valley healthcare system serving 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area, will serve as the community volunteer chair of the 2021-2022 Greater Phoenix area Go Red for Women Movement. Go Red for Women is a worldwide initiative of the American Heart Association designed to increase women’s heart health awareness 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 Greater Phoenix area Go Red for Women Movement are dedicated to fighting the no. 1 killer of women in the United States, cardiovascular disease. Together they will work to raise awareness for this disease that claims more lives each year than all other forms of cancer combined. Cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat, taking the life of one in three women. In South Phoenix alone, a woman will live an average of 14 years less than a woman living in Scottsdale. These are statistics that simply aren’t acceptable, and we want to be a part of the change.
“I have personally witnessed cardiovascular disease as a silent killer of women, and I am ready to do everything except be silent to ensure people know more about this disease and what can be done to avoid it,” said Post. “It’s truly an honor to be able to use my experience and expertise as part of a major healthcare system for more than 30 years to be part of the American Heart Association’s mission to change lives. I truly look forward to chairing 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 empowering gathering focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke, sharing stories of people impacted by cardiovascular disease and raises critically needed funds to save more lives. Go Red for Women has evolved into a global
movement and is a driving force in the world of health equity. We accelerate science, advance public health policy, and address the multitude of gender and racial gaps for women in research, healthcare and more, all thanks to supporters like you.
“Having Kim join us this year as our chair will be a powerful force to drive change for women and Go Red in Phoenix.” said Debra Wilson, American Heart Association Executive Director. “We agree that one woman is too many and losing even one woman to cardiovascular disease is not an option. I am certain Kim will make waves and generate a positive impact on the lives of women in our community and the families that depend on them.”
As a new addition to Go Red for Women this year, Lindsey Wright, BS, RDCS, Network Director Cardiovascular Programs at HonorHealth, will serve as chair for the Inspi(RED) committee. Inspi(RED) is part of the Go Red Movement, which includes millennial women, no matter the circumstances, to come together in support of the American Heart Association mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
“I felt a strong calling to use my experience in cardiovascular care to help educate others about their risk factors, and to find ways we can be healthy moving forward in life,” said Wright. “My why for getting involved is for my own kids, so they can grow up with a healthy and happy mom, which is something I want to inspire in other moms and women my age. Chairing this initiative during the same time as my own mom, Kim Post, chairs the Go Red Movement, is an unstoppable force and am excited to do this together.”
This year’s Go Red for Women movement and its local achievements will be celebrated on May 13, 2022, at the Greater Phoenix Go Red for Women Luncheon, locally sponsored by United Healthcare.
For more information about Go Red for Women visit https://ahaphoenix.ejoinme.org/ or call 602.414.5352.