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Go Red for Women 2019: Business leaders to head heart disease initiative

Networking event set for downtown Cedar Rapids

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Executives from multiple Corridor area businesses will spearhead the American Heart Association’s 2019 Cedar Rapids Go Red for Women initiative.

Community leader Kate Minette will helm a 19-person executive leadership team, announced Thursday. Members will help organize and raise funds for the event, set for 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 6, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex.

“This cause is near and dear to my heart because after an adult life of heart disease, my maternal grandmother — my personal North Star — died of a massive heart attack at my age,” Minette said in a Thursday release.

Other leadership team members hail from companies including Quaker Oats, UnityPoint Health, Wells Fargo and Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust.

The Cedar Rapids event will feature networking, a Go Red “Diva Area,” auction events and inspirational speakers.

Nationwide, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is designed to help eliminate heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, by raising money for research and education to prevent heart disease and strokes.

The organization says it has funded more than $17 million in research studies in Eastern Iowa over the past five years.

The Gazette is a media sponsor for the Cedar Rapids Go Red for Women event.

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The full lists of executive leadership team members and corporate supporters can be found at heart.org/CedarRapidsGoRed.

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