News from Around Banderas Bay | February 2008
|Vallarta Goes Red for Women's Heart Health|
A rally on Olas Altas turned the streets of Puerto Vallarta red on Friday, when over 120 people dressed in red gathered in front of salon blu by Len to raise awareness of women's heart disease and heart health as part of the American Heart Association's Go Red Campaign.
Go Red For Women is a movement passionately dedicated to helping women fight back against heart disease, the largest single cause of death among women.
Our very own Len was invited to participate in the month-long campaign's kick off party in New York City, where women from across the U.S. gathered on February 1st to share their heart health stories. He came back inspired to share what he had learned with the women of Vallarta, saying:
"This experience has brought me to a higher level of understanding of just what women's heart disease is all about and how many women and those around them it affects. It affects everyone. So now I find myself with another reason to raise awareness and bring to Puerto Vallarta the same energy and strength that these powerful women have shown to me. What better reason to throw an event?"
And what an event it was! What started out as a simple photo shoot turned into Women's Heart Appreciation Day in Puerto Vallarta, with Len hosting guest speakers Gailanne Grosso of the American Heart Association, local cardiologist Dra. Leslie Swindle and The Secret workshop leader, Larry Sheldon, who encouraged the women of Vallarta to make lifestyle changes to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives.
Prevention of heart disease is paramount to the health of every woman and every nation. That's why it's so important for women to find realistic heart health goals with the help of their doctors, and to be aware of the lifestyle choices that can decrease the risk of heart disease.
Thank you, Len for showing us that by putting our passion together with positive action, we can continue to educate other women about their risks and help them find their own personal path to better health for life.