American Heart Association Centennial Celebration

Circle of Red

Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s signature women’s movement. It is an initiative designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

For two decades, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading cause of death in women, yet many women, particularly younger women, remain unaware. Nearly 45% of women over the age 20 are living with some form of CVD, and as women grow and change so does their risk for cardiovascular disease. That is why it is important for all women to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same.

The Go Red for Women movement is also dedicated to establishing the next generation of female scientists, doctors and inventors through STEM Goes Red. The program addresses the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and inspires young women to pursue rewarding careers in STEM fields.

Starting this month, the American Heart Association is celebrating 100 bold years of saving and improving lives. The Centennial Celebration commemorates 100 years of scientific discovery and innovation. The Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. During its second century of bold action, the Association is committed to advancing health and hope for everyone, everywhere.

In celebration of the American Heart Association’s 100th birthday, every family is being urged to join the Nation of Lifesavers by learning CPR. This is especially important for families who are active in sports. A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time. With more than 350,0000 people experiencing cardiac arrests outside of a hospital, including 23,000 children, CPR is a critical skill that kids as young as 9 years old can learn.

The American Heart Association and its supporters, including the Circle of Red giving society, have been relentless in their pursuit to raise awareness and fund life-saving research and opportunities, much of which is studied and performed here in San Diego. Circle of Red is an influential group of women dedicated to supporting the mission and work of the American Heart Association, San Diego Division.
We invite you to celebrate with us at the Go Red for Women luncheon on February 23, 2024. Learn more at

Circle of Red Members
Circle of Red Chair

Linda Naviaux Niggli

Circle of Red Vice Chair

Beth Bowman

Circle of Red Members

Bodie Campagna
Debbie Day
Barbara Enberg
Lee Goldberg*
Natalie Hawryluk
Juli Moran
Andrea Nicolas
Phyllis Schwartz
Debbie Turner*
Caroline Winn
Vicki Zeiger*

InspiRED Young Professionals Members

Erin Naviaux
Laura Sturr

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Esteban Villanueva