‘Tailgating in Red’

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Locals from around northwest Louisiana gathered together for Thursday’s American HEart Association Tailgting in Red event. Back row (l to r) Henry Burns w/BOM , Jan Elkins w/KTBS , seated (l to r) Hedy & Don Hebert ( Co- Chairs of this year’s AHA Heart Walk ) and Ginger and Galen White , Heart Walk Committee Members .

Community converges on Shreveport Convention Center for heart health fundraising event

The highly anticipated fundraiser to help tackle heart disease and stroke, “Tailgate in Red” for the American Heart Association, took place Thursday evening at the Shreveport Convention Center. It is part of national “Go Red for Women” events from the American Heart Association.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. 

The Go Red for Women movement started 15 years ago and provides a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, fund life-saving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere.

The NWLA Go Red for Women, “Tailgate in Red,” is chaired by Dr. Peggy Murphy and sponsored nationally by CVS Health. Special appreciation for our Life is Why sponsor, The Dr. George and Sandra Bakowski Foundation.

Other local sponsors included: CHRISTUS Health, David and Peggy Murphy, Capital One bank, LSU Health Shreveport Center for Cardiovascular Disease and Science, Kilpatrick Life Insurance, The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery and Jade MediSpa, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana, First State Bank & Trust, Waynette Ballengee, Ross and Allison Barrett, Turner Windham and Bill Windham.