Upstate Women Take a Stand

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the American Heart Association will celebrate National Wear Red Day in recognition of the fight against cardiovascular diseases. It may seem simple. It’s as easy as grabbing the red shirt or skirt out of your closet instead of the black one. However, the impact this day has is huge. By wearing red, you are showing dedication and persistence to a great cause.

This year, the American Heart Association has selected eight local women to serve as ambassadors for the 2019 Upstate Go Red For Women campaign.  On Friday, these women will rally within our community to shine light on the No. 1 killer of women.

Upstate Women Take a Stand

Karen Hill, Lauren Long, Kristina Rogers, Brandy Hunt, Yasha Patel, Alexis Dillon, Katie Anthony

Taking part in this occasion shows support for a boundless movement. It is not something to be done alone. These Upstate women and so many others, are survivors, have had family members impacted, and are passionate about healthy living. They have come together to share their stories and continue their fight. No matter what your story is, commit to overall better health through National Wear Red Day.

Continue to follow @UpstateAHA on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about each of these women and their stories.  To support the Go Red For Women initiative you can make a personal donation at

Not pictured: Doris Belcher

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