Twin Cities Makes History By Raising Over $1 Million For Heart Health Research


The Twin Cities is getting national attention for the success of local efforts in the Go Red For Women movement this past year. Twin Cities Go Red chair Pamela Knous, CFO of SuperValu, along with leadership from Twin Cities Goes Red sponsor HealthEast Care Systems, national sponsors Macy’s and Merck, and nearly 60 other local sponsoring companies, led the Twin Cities to be the first in the country to raise more than
$1 million for women’s heart-health research and education.

2007-08 Highlights:

• $1.3 million raised

• 150 local companies participated in National Wear Red Day

• 7,000 Minnesota women registered to join the movement

• 25,000 Minnesotans took the Go Red Heart Check Up

• 9,000 Minnesotans received health screenings through HealthEast’s free February health screening program

• 12 new partnerships including the Uptown Art Fair, WNBA Minnesota Lynx, and International Pageants

• A Wear Red Day proclamation issued by the Governor

• National study showed Minnesota is ranked best with lowest heart attack mortality rates

• Go Red survey ranked Twin Cities the No. 1 Most Heart-Friendly City for Women (based on statistics from the