Dozens of Northwest area volunteers gathered together on Feb. 18 for the 2016 Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Luncheon Circle of Red and Men Go Red kickoff party at Champions Forest Golf Club.
The group, led by chair and Cy-Fair Independent School District Board of Trustees member, Darcy Mingoia, helped raise $11,030 towards the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Luncheon’s $175,000 goal.
“I made a challenge in the room to raise close to $200,000 this year, which is more than our goal,” said Mingoia. “American Heart Association and its critical mission is important to me. I’ve volunteered with the organization for 26 years and I guarantee the funds we raise at the Northwest Harris County Luncheon will greatly benefit our community by funding the lifesaving research and technologies necessary to fight heart disease and stroke.”
This year’s Circle of Red and Men Go Red groups, which are groups of men and women who personally donate $1,000 to the AHA’s cause, has already grown from 14 to 22 members in total, which is the largest growth in the luncheon’s history. Men Go Red chair, Kevin Roberts of Lanier Law Firm, also challenged the room to make this year’s luncheon the best to date.
“We are so inspired by the impact made through our individuals who give to the Circle of Red and Men Go Red movements,” said Kim Koehn, Vice President of Development for the Gulf Coast Division of the American Heart Association. “Year after year, Darcy’s passion enables her to be a fantastic champion in our community, and I know with her leadership and Kevin Roberts’ dedication to our cause, this year will be our most successful luncheon to date in our Northwest Harris County division.”
The 2016 Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Luncheon will be on April 1st at the Norris Conference Centers, Red Oak Ballroom at CityCentre from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ABC 13’s Consumer Reporter Patricia Lopez will be joining the luncheon as the event emcee. Beth Eaton, will also be honored for her 16-year dedication to the AHA.
Current sponsors for the luncheon include GHA/USAP, North Cypress Medical Center, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Bob & Darcy Mingoia, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, HealthSouth, Kindred Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Cypress. Media partners include Cypress Creek Mirror.