Our April 18, 2017 luncheon focused on women’s health, specifically heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death for women. Our guest speaker, Jamie Richardson – a fitness trainer and Go Red for Women supporter – shared her moving story on how she dealt with an unexpected heart problem at a
Having experienced a bout of fatigue in her late 20’s, Jamie attributed it to the demands of being a new mother and her career. When she suddenly fainted one morning and ended up in the emergency room twice that day after a fainting a second time, she was shocked to learn she was diagnosed with a heart condition that would cause her to need a pacemaker.
Having been healthy throughout her life, and with no history of heart problems in her family, the event caused Jamie to take a new look at her health. Without any major physical symptoms or health issues, we as women can often take our health for granted. Jamie decided to make fitness a consistent part of her life, trying various exercise classes and taking up running. Throughout the past 10 years she has made changes in her diet, and now runs marathons and teaches kick boxing classes at her local gym. Reaching out to the community and increasing awareness of heart disease is Jamie’s passion, and she is living proof you can be in control of your health and feel the empowerment that comes with healthy lifestyle changes!
Our April luncheon also marked our One Year Anniversary! Throughout the past year we have developed a dynamic group of strong supportive women, eager to connect and inspire each other. We continue to grow and look forward to more exciting years to come!