Go Red For Women, powered by the American Heart Association (AHA), educates and connects millions of women of all ages. Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their number one killer. One in three women suffer in silence, and one woman dies every minute of this largely preventable disease. Since 2004, Go Red For Women has brought a voice to this silent killer to help save lives.
On Friday, April 5, the AHA will hold their annual Go Red For Women (GRFW) Red Dress Luncheon, an event that brings women together to celebrate the passion and power of women to wipe out heart disease and stroke. AHA volunteers Lanie Lenhart and Bridget Stone are serving as co-chairs for the annual affair. The luncheon, to be held at Pinecrest Country Club, will include a “Purse”onality auction, vendor displays, and special guest speaker Diana Jordan.
“Although my time for volunteering at this point in my life is limited, I love volunteering when I am passionate about something,” Mrs. Lenhart said. “After our third child was born with a heart defect two years ago, our family has been involved with the AHA, participating in the Heart Walks, and now helping with the GRFW Red Dress Luncheon. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization.”
Outside of her volunteerism to the AHA, Mrs. Lenhart was a co-leader of the Longview Kids Stuttering Support Group as part of the National Stuttering Association. She is also a member of both the Longview Ballet Theatre’s Pirouette and Longfellows.
Born in Longview, Texas, Mrs. Lenhart has resided in Longview for 30 years. She and her husband, Jack, have been married for ten years and are the parents of Lauren, 8, John William, 6, and Elliott, 2. Mrs. Lenhart is a graduate of Longview High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and her master’s degree from The University of Texas at Dallas in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Lenhart is a speech-language pathologist at Good Shepherd Medical Center. The Lenharts are members of First United Methodist Church.
In addition to her involvement with the AHA, Ms. Stone serves on the board of the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and is a member of both the Good Shepherd Guild and the Longview Ballet Theatre’s Pirouette. She also volunteers for the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Newgate Mission, and the Humane Society.
Ms. Stone was born in Dallas, Texas, and has resided in Longview for 13 years. She is the mother of two daughters, Allie, 9, and Lainey, 8. Ms. Stone is a graduate of Henderson High School and attended Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas, and Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch, Texas. Ms. Stone is the owner of Allie Laine Floral Designs and is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Lenhart Properties. The Stone family attends Hallsville First Methodist Church.
Ms. Stone’s philosophy on volunteerism is taken from Edmund Everett Hale, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
For more information about the Go Red For Women Red Dress Luncheon, please call 903-452-7524.