Meet our 2016 Go Red For Women Ambassadors – women dedicated to helping raise awareness about heart disease and stroke in our community.
Carol K. Nelson, Pacific Region Executive and Seattle Market President of KeyBank, will serve both as a Go Red ambassador and volunteer chair for our 2016 campaign. At the age of 8, she was devastated by the loss of her father to a heart attack. “Know your family history. Know the red flags of heart disease and stroke, which kill 1 in 3 women. Know that you have the power to prevent it.”
Emily Welbourn is an avid runner who experienced a stroke at age 27. She was participating in a 3.5-mile race but didn’t realize she was having a stroke until after crossing the finish line. Emily is also a national Go Red Ambassador.
Marni Hughes is a Q13 FOX News anchor. Marni became involved with the American Heart Association many years ago after learning that heart disease runs in her family. Marni is an active wife and mother of three, who makes healthy living part of her family’s daily life.
Nadia Luqman was born with a combination of heart defects and had her first heart surgery at just two months old. She is now in high school and frequently speaks at school events throughout Washington to encourage youth to take good care of their hearts
Alysse Bryson, former publisher of Seattle Met Magazine, is now the owner of a stent that opened up a serious blockage in her artery. Alysse had experienced intermittent pain in her chest area for many weeks but like many women didn’t think it could be a heart problem.