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Community leader to chair American Heart Association’s initiative to improve women's heart health

Kim Post, COO of HonorHealth, to lead 2021 to 2022 ‘Greater Phoenix Go Red for Women Movement'

Posted 12/8/21

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to healthier lives for all, announced Dec. 6 that Kim Post, executive vice president and chief operations …

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Community leader to chair American Heart Association’s initiative to improve women's heart health

Kim Post, COO of HonorHealth, to lead 2021 to 2022 ‘Greater Phoenix Go Red for Women Movement'

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The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to healthier lives for all, announced Dec. 6 that Kim Post, executive vice president and chief operations officer of HonorHealth, will serve as the community volunteer chair of the 2021 to 2022 Greater Phoenix area Go Red for Women Movement. 

Go Red for Women is a worldwide initiative of the American Heart Association designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women locally, nationally and globally.

“It’s truly an honor to be able to use my experience and expertise as part of a major healthcare system for more than 30 years to be part of the American Heart Association’s mission to change lives,” Post stated in the release. “I truly look forward to chairing the Go Red Movement so we can reach more women than ever this year.”

HonorHealth, a leading Valley healthcare system serving 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area, is the local platform sponsor of Go Red for Women. HonorHealth and the Greater Phoenix area Go Red for Women Movement are dedicated to fighting the number one killer of women in the United States: cardiovascular disease. 

Together the two will work to raise awareness for this disease that claims more lives each year than all other forms of cancer combined. 

Cardiovascular disease continues to be a woman’s greatest health threat, taking the life of one in three women, according to the release.

The release further explained that in south Phoenix alone, a woman will live an average of 14 years less than a woman living in Scottsdale.

“I have personally witnessed cardiovascular disease as a silent killer of women, and I am ready to do everything except be silent to ensure people know more about this disease and what can be done to avoid it,” Post stated.

The Go Red for Women experience continues to be the cornerstone of the movement in local communities. This empowering gathering focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke, sharing stories of people impacted by cardiovascular disease and raising critically-needed funds to save more lives. 

Go Red for Women has evolved into a global movement and is a driving force in the world of health equity. 

“Having Kim join us this year as our chair will be a powerful force to drive change for women and Go Red in Phoenix.” Debra Wilson, American Heart Association executive director, stated in the release.

The movement aims to accelerate science, advance public health policy and address the multitude of gender and racial gaps for women in research, healthcare and more as a result of its many supporters.

“We agree that one woman is too many and losing even one woman to cardiovascular disease is not an option," Wilson stated. "I am certain Kim will make waves and generate a positive impact on the lives of women in our community and the families that depend on them.”

As a new addition to Go Red for Women this year, Lindsey Wright, network director of cardiovascular programs at HonorHealth, will serve as chair for the Inspi(RED) committee. 

Inspi(RED) is part of the Go Red Movement, which includes millennial women, no matter the circumstances, to come together in support of the American Heart Association mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

“I felt a strong calling to use my experience in cardiovascular care to help educate others about their risk factors, and to find ways we can be healthy moving forward in life,” Wright stated in the release. 

This year’s Go Red for Women movement and its local achievements will be celebrated on May 13, 2022, at the Greater Phoenix Go Red for Women luncheon, locally sponsored by United Healthcare.

“My why for getting involved is for my own kids, so they can grow up with a healthy and happy mom, which is something I want to inspire in other moms and women my age,” Wright stated. “Chairing this initiative during the same time as my own mom, Kim Post, chairs the Go Red Movement, is an unstoppable force and am excited to do this together.”

For more information about Go Red for Women, visit www.ahaphoenix.ejoinme.org or call 602-414-5352.

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