For more than 10 years, survivors and influential women from our community have shared their personal stories and the message of Go Red to the rest of Puget Sound. Meet our ambassadors for 2014.
“Most forms of heart disease are preventable. Be your own cure. Learn how to live a healthy and happy life.”
Brooke is a popular radio host on MOVIN 92.5 FM, injecting fun and laughter into everyone’s day through Brooke & Jubal In The Morning. She is expecting her first child and says that being pregnant has given her family a real reason to live healthier. Brooke and the radio station have supported Go Red for many years.
Brandi Aubrey, Survivor
“I lost four family members to completely preventable heart disease while battling my own cardiac birth defect. Life is worth fighting for. ”
Brandi grew up with a heart valve condition that eventually became serious, with heart failure and an aortic aneurysm. In her 20s, Brandi started experiencing symptoms such as dizzy spells and tightness in the chest, but was ignored and told by her that doctor that “young women tend to overreact.” At age 31, she had to have open heart surgery. Today she celebrates the anniversary of that surgery as her “re-birthday.”
Justice Bobbe Bridge, ret.
“A woman’s life is lost to heart disease almost every minute. Speak up and be part of this movement to stop the leading health threat for women.”
Justice Bobbe Bridge is the chairperson for the 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon in Seattle, and is known for community work and philanthropy. Justice Bridge is the founding President and CEO of the Seattle-based Center for Children & Youth Justice and is a recognized advocate for juvenile justice and child welfare. She is a former Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court.
We are devastated to share that Cesily, one of our most passionate Go Red ambassadors, passed away in late February. She was a devoted wife, mother, and tireless advocate for women to take care of their hearts and to "put yourself first." We will miss her terribly but celebrate her legacy. Cesily is survived by her husband and two beautiful children.
“My mom had heart failure. I realized if it could happen to my mom, it could happen to anyone.”
Amy is a marketing executive at Union Bank. Even though heart disease has made an impact on her family, she was surprised to learn that it was the leading killer over all forms of cancer combined. Amy and Union Bank support the American Heart Association in many ways, and Union Bank is the signature sponsor for the 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon.