Welcome to the Siouxland Go Red For Women! We’re delighted you are here and appreciate your interest in learning how you can advance health, stop heart disease and save women’s lives. That’s what the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is all about.
Heart disease isn’t just a man’s problem. It’s a woman’s problem, too. In fact, it’s the No. 1 killer of women. And, tragically, far too few women realize their risk from this preventable disease. We need to raise women’s awareness of their risk and protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and ourselves.
You can help, starting today. Here’s how:
First, take charge of your own heart health. Visit your doctor. Know your numbers (learn more at www.GoRedForWomen.org). You can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and other numbers by making lifestyle changes. You’ll be healthier and look and feel better, too.
Second, join the American Heart Association in making it your mission to fight heart disease in women. Help spread the word that heart disease is women’s No. 1 killer. Share what you learn today with your family and members of your community. Tell five women you want them to live and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime.
Third and last, consider making a contribution. Your donation today will make a difference in the lives of women here and across the country. You can help fund local and national Go Red activities that support awareness, research, education and community programs that benefit women.
Thank you again for being here. My hope is that you won’t leave today without committing to making a difference by joining the Go Red For Women movement — women everywhere need your help. Only one in five women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat. We believe reducing risk and preventing heart disease starts with education — and you. There’s so much to do, and so much at stake.
With your commitment, we can help women and their families live longer, stronger lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Chief Executive Officer
American Heart Association
Sue Hammond Event Chair
Sue graduated from Heelan High School in Sioux City, and attended the University of South Dakota. She has worked her entire career in the finance and banking industry.
Sue was the first women in Sioux City to complete the Management Training Program at Postal Finance Company back in 1979. She spent the 1st five years of her career with them.
Sue started working for Norwest Bank/ Wells Fargo in 1986 and spent the next 25 years there working as a Personal Banker, Store Manager, and Private Banker/Financial Planner. In July of 2011 Sue accepted the position of VIP Banking Manager at Great Southern Bank in Sioux City. Sue is responsible for meeting the needs of a select group of clients who require exclusive benefits, unequalled personal attention, and the knowledge and authority to act quickly on their behalf. “I provide a superior banking service and a comprehensive range of financial solutions to clients who have diverse financial needs and multiple demands on their time”
Sue has been involved with the Siouxland American Heart and Stroke Association for many years and has been on both the GO Red and Heart Ball committees. “ I am honored to be involved with The Siouxland American Heart and Stroke Association. They play such an important role in the prevention/recovery of heart disease. Whether you are young, old or in-between, heart disease affects us all in some shape or form. The more heart knowledge we can get out to others the healthier everyone will be.”
Sue also serves on the Mary Treglia Community House Board, is a member of SIFE advisory board at Briar Cliff college, and is active on numerous boards and committees at Blessed Sacrament Church.
Sue and her husband Les are lifelong Sioux City residents. They have 3 daughters, Tracy Everett and Kristy Popken who both reside in Sioux City with their families, and Jessi Hammond who is a sophomore at the University of South Dakota. Jessica was also a Sweetheart for the Siouxland American Heart and Stroke Association.
Summer Cord graduated from Grinnell, Iowa and attended college in Cedar Rapids and at the University of Iowa. Summer is a Certified Radiology Administrator through the Association of Medical Imaging Management. She is registered as a Radiology and MRI Technologist through the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists.
Summer, the CNOS Imaging Director, joined the specialty physician clinic in 2001. She is responsible for managing the X-Ray, MRI, Bone Density and Ultrasound departments. Previously, she was an MRI technologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Summer and her husband Mark have lived in Sioux City for 19 years. They have two children, Allyson and Madeline. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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