Madison Go Red For Women Luncheon Photos - April 17, 2007
The keynote speaker for the luncheon at the Monona Terrace Convention Center was Eliz Greene, known as the "Red Dress Lady." Greene is a national speaker and author whose mission is to encourage women to recognize heart disease as their most serious health threat and promote support of the national public education and research projects. Eliz was 35 when she had a heart attack while pregnant with twins.
Photos by Amy Lynn Schereck Photography
UW Health preventive cardiology and rehabilitation staff with heart patients who are "surviving and thriving" in spite of their heart disease.
Speaker Eliz Greene challenged the nearly 400 attendees to "embrace your heart and engage your life."
Luncheon co-chair Jacqui Sakowski shared her personal story of dealing with her father's heart attack as a teenager.
Donna Sollenberger, former president and CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics, spoke to attendees about UW Health's commitment to women and heart disease and the Go Red movement.
Attendees responded to speaker Eliz Greene's request to pledge to better heart health.
Dr. Matthew Wolff, chief of UW Health's division of cardiovascular medicine, at the luncheon with Jenny Boese, VP of government relations for the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
(L to R): Karen Gallagher, American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon coordinator; Christa DuBill, WKOW TV News Anchor; Jessica Doyle, Wisconsin's First Lady; Barbara Vaughan, WKOW TV Morning Anchor