Inger and Pat Geraghty

Jacksonville, Florida | President’s Circle

Inger and Pat Geraghty

Inger and Pat Geraghty keep the health of their Jacksonville, Florida community top of mind as they lead this year’s First Coast Heart Ball. Pat’s previous volunteer leadership involved chairing Heart Walks in Minnesota and Florida. Inger chaired Go Red For Women® in 2016 and currently serves on her local AHA board.

As Heart Ball chairs and community leaders, they give generously. Their goal is to change the health of the First Coast community by focusing on employee wellness and Life’s Simple 7, seven simple ways to improve your health and quality of life.

As chief executive officer of Florida Blue, part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pat has committed to partnering with the AHA on its blood pressure initiative Check.Change.Control. Pat and Inger have personally seen the impact of heart disease and stroke in women through experiences with Florida Blue employees and their partners.

Both of Pat’s parents have been affected by heart disease and owe advances in heart medication to their good health today. Inger’s grandfather survived quadruple bypass surgery. Inger is passionate that children learn the mission and messages of the American Heart Association at an early age and apply them as they grow into adulthood.

Winter 2017