Michelle Lawrence, San Joaquin Community Hospital
Director of Clinical Implementation & Interim CNO
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2016 Go Red for Women Luncheon. In my early years working as a 9-1-1 dispatcher and working in the Emergency room, I have seen first-hand the heartbreak heart disease brings when a life is taken too early. As the Director of Clinical Implementation at San Joaquin Community Hospital, I see the behind the scenes work that goes into helping families prevent this silent killer from taking our loved ones from us. But we have much more work to do!
Heart disease kills more people than all cancers combined, but specifically, we need to stop thinking of heart disease as a “man’s” disease. More than 401,000 women die from heart disease each year in the United States. That means a mother, sister, wife, or friend is taken from their loved ones far too early. By attending this event YOU will be learning how to save a life!
As women, we enjoy shopping, enjoying a meal together and spending time with our girlfriends. The Go Red For Women event will not only give you those fun events to enjoy, but you will also see a fabulous fashion show and find ways to encourage and educate others to lead a heart-healthy life. As our lives grow increasingly more hectic, it is important that we remember to put ourselves at the top of our to-do lists. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we cannot take care of the ones we love.
I can tell you personally, that the impact of this event will benefit you directly and you will be able to apply what you have learned to positively influence your friends, family and co-workers.
I look forward to seeing you in February.
Event Chair 2016