Owner, People's Bank
Sitting in a hospital room after her father suffered a major heart attack, Paula Marshall watched her dad desperately try to decide who would run the family business. Even though Paula had worked for the company for a decade, she expected her brothers to take over for her father.
Then something unexpected happened. Faced witht he impossible choice of selling his business or passing it down to his only daughter, who became pregnant at 17, her father took the bigger gamble. Since that day, Marshall has taken The Bama Companies to new heights. Now a major corporation with plants globally, Bama has set benchmarks in producing quality products to the nation's largest restaurant chains. Paula made incredible strides as a woman CEO and is now doing the same as the chair for the Go Red for Women movement.
Welcome to the Tulsa Go Red for Women Luncheon! 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.
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
In a moment a life is changed, in a moment you realize how much you love your Mom, your best friend, your sister......In a moment I got the call at 3am..Mom was having a heart event..rushed to the hospital... In a moment she had a stroke...she was one of the lucky ones....minimal residual issues until... in a moment, a month later , she had a stent placed in her heart. In a moment, I realized all the importance of owning your own health, the reason for testing for heart disease and following up with all your symptons. In a moment, I want all women to own their own health and make lifestyle changes and do all the tests for monitoring their health......
Join Lynda and Make it Your Mission to help in the fight against heart disease in women.
My first involvement with AHA began when I became a CPR instructor which progressed to Board member of Citizen’s CPR, member of Operation Heartbeat and subsequently to the first Go Red for Women initiative in Tulsa. I remain actively involved today. This commitment started with the realization that I know of no family untouched by heart disease, including my own. I continue to be amazed by the number of women who still view heart disease as a “man’s” disease when in fact it is the number one killer of women. Not #2, #3, #7, but #1. One of my favorite quotes is “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito”! I want to be one of those mosquitoes who make a difference.
Join Ann and Make it Your Mission to help in the fight against heart disease in women.
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