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Go Red: Uncover the Truth about Heart Disease

Jennifer Thorson, Jennifer Moreen, Angie Eoff and Andrea Walsh
Above: Jennifer Thorson, Jennifer Moreen,
Angie Eoff & Andrea Walsh

Why I Give Back

Angie Eoff

Heart transplant recipient and 2012 Twin Cities Go Red casting call finalist, St. Louis Park resident, married, mother of one

As a busy woman, how do you make the time to volunteer for causes like Go Red For Women?
I use my time volunteering with Go Red as my “me” time. The chores at home will still be there tomorrow. I want to educate other women to take care of themselves [to avoid heart disease], but also help them realize that getting heart disease is not the end of the world and that you can still live a wonderful and happy life.
 

Andrea Walsh

2012-13 Twin Cities Go Red For Women luncheon chair, Executive vice president, HealthPartners, Edina resident, married, mother of three

What motivates you to be involved with Go Red For Women?
The inspiring stories of women who live with heart disease and the opportunity to raise awareness on how to prevent heart disease has motivated me to lead the Go Red effort in the Twin Cities this year.
 

Jennifer Moreen

Heart attack survivor and 2012 Twin Cities Go Red casting call finalist, Human resources, City of Plymouth, Plymouth resident, married

What are you doing to live heart-healthy and to make sure the people in your life do the same?
There are three areas I really try to focus on in living a heart-healthy life: heart-healthy eating, consistent exercise, and keeping stress to a minimum. The last area is the most difficult, but I try to keep my “to-do” lists short and realistic. I encourage others in my life to slow down and go easy on themselves when things don’t get done. Most things aren’t really worth getting worked up or angry about.
 

Jennifer Thorson

Heart attack survivor and 2012 Twin Cities Go Red casting call winner, St. Paul resident, married, mother of two

What motivates you to be involved with Go Red For Women?
I’m so motivated to raise awareness about women and heart disease because I survived a heart attack and too many women don’t. It continues to astound me that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet so few women seem to know their risk, and even fewer act to protect themselves. My heart attack came at age 37 during a summer in which I was training for a marathon. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone! Read Jennifer’s story of survival.
 

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