Think of three women in your life; now imagine one of those three women will die of heart disease. This isn’t a happy thought; however this is a very scary but true statement. Globe University Sioux Falls has been working with the American Heart Association to help raise awareness for heart disease in women by supporting the Go Red for Women movement.
Each February the American Heart Association host a Go Red for Women Luncheon to raise awareness and funds to help prevent, treat, and end heart disease in women. This quarter Globe University Sioux Falls was very involved in supporting this cause. February 3 was National Wear Red Day and the campus chose to Go Red. There was an office decorating contest as well as a contest for the best red outfit. Now the judging was very close with so many individuals on campus taking part. Admissions Consultant Charlie Buehler won the contest for best Go Red office. Although close contenders were Amy Hettinga with Paws for a Cause, Amanda Nelson with her Home is Where the Heart Is and Josh Ring for his Go Red Heart Hero outfit.
This wasn’t the only involvement for Globe University Sioux Falls. The campus was selling Red Hearts throughout the community to help raise funds to end heart disease. Along with the hearts and campus decorating, several individuals were involved with planning the Go Red for Women Luncheon. Campus Director Melanie Schopp was a member of the Executive Leadership committee and Service Learning Coordinator Brandy Gruis was Chairwomen for the Logistics team.
February 23 marked the day before the luncheon and Globe University was right there eager to help out. Staff, faculty and students were there at the start of the day to help with preparing the Sioux Falls Convention Center for the luncheon. They put together all the tables, gift bags, signage, and so much more.
For the luncheon itself, Globe University played a vital role. Again students, staff, and faculty were there start to finish providing volunteer needs with the event. Volunteers helped with directing guest, taking and helping with photos, running the presentation, distributing information, collecting information, and directing all volunteer needs for the 368 guests.
Involvement in events such as the Go Red for Women luncheon aligns with the mission of Globe University, We Care. With a campus population of mostly females, it is important to raise awareness for heart disease not only on our campus but also in our community.
All the hard work, teamwork, and support from our campus showed and helped to make a huge impact in our community truly showcasing our mission that we care.