After nearly two years away from in person events, today the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the 2021 Quad Cities Go Red for Women® Event will return to our community.

This signature event, which will be held beginning at 5:00 p.m. on October 28 at Waterfront Convention Center, will feature a keynote by Denee Brown with Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C., inspiring local survivors, important heart health information for women and more.

Quad-Cities Go Red For Women Event Will Empower Visitors Oct. 28“The fight to end heart disease and stroke in women is relentless, and since the last in-person luncheon event in October 2019, the American Heart Association has remained committed to raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women – cardiovascular disease – and funding lifesaving research for women’s heart health,” said 2021 Quad Cities Go Red Co-Chair Dana Nelson Holstein with Nelson Brothers Agency.  “According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases take the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined.”

“It’s not just about wearing red. It’s not just about sharing heart-health facts. It’s about all women standing together with Go Red for Women — because 1 in 3 women die from cardiovascular diseases and losing even one woman is too many,” said Nelson Holstein.

“There’s something about the energy that builds when we meet in person for this movement and we’re looking forward to be being able to see one another and continue raising funds for this worthy cause.” said 2021 Quad Cities Go Red Co-Chair Stephanie Eckhardt with Ruhl & Ruhl.

Since 2004, Go Red for Women has had a profound impact on women’s health. As the trusted, passionate, and relevant force to eradicate heart disease and stroke, through the Go Red for Women movement, the American Heart Association remains steadfast and committed to meeting the comprehensive health needs of women — at every life stage.

The Go Red for Women event, in its 17th year in the Quad Cities, is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research for women.

Go Red for Women is nationally sponsored by CVS Health and the Quad Cities event is locally sponsored by Canadian Pacific, Cobham, Green Chevrolet, GreenState Credit Union, Kline Sewer & Drain, McCarthy Bush Corporation, Nelson Brothers Agency, Royal Neighbors, and Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors.For more information and to register to attend the Go Red For Women Luncheon, contact Ani Snyder at 319-536-3900 or visit

Quad-Cities Go Red For Women Event Will Empower Visitors Oct. 28
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Quad-Cities Go Red For Women Event Will Empower Visitors Oct. 28

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