Wednesday, February 1st volunteers from across Arkansas joined together to kick off the Go Red For Women Survivor Gallery and National Wear Red Day, which was held on Friday February 3rd. Ten ladies who each survived some form of heart disease or a congential heart defect were presented and their Story Boards unveiled. Lauren English, a native Arkansan told her story of survival.
2012 Go Red for Women Survivors
Hosting the event at the Capitol were House and Senate members. From the House -Representative Kathy Webb and Representative Ann Clemmer and from the Senate - Senator Linda Chesterfield and Senator Cecile Bledsoe. Also joining the activities Frist Lady Ginger Beebe who read a proclamation from Governor Beebe proclaining Friday February as National Wear RED Day in Arkansas.
Members if the Arkanas Legislature and Frist Lady Ginger Beebe
Winners of the International Pageant organization joined the festivities including Mrs. Arkansas International, Rene Stone. While volunteer nurses lead by Heather Gay, RN, from Arkansas Children's Hospital particiapted and distributed information about congenital heart defects a leading cause in children in Arkansas. State Capital Staff were also invited to participate.