Photo credit: Courtesy of WomenHeart

““Heart disease is the #1 killer of women and we need to pay attention to the fact that this is happening.… Don’’t think that the email, the phone call, the personal meeting, telling your personal story, doesn’’t make a difference. … Thank you to WomenHeart for all that you do to raise awareness about heart disease in women.”” said Senator Debbie Stabenow, honored this year for Excellence in Public Policy.

Carrie Loveless_ Senator Stabenow_ Dr. Carolyn Clancy_ Dr. Wenger_ Dr. Redberg_ Jerri Anne Johnson_ Lisa M. Tate

Carrie Loveless, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Carolyn Clancy, MD, Nanette Wenger, MD, Dr. Redberg Jerri Anne Johnson, Lisa M. Tate, CEO, WomenHeart

Senator Stabenow is the first woman to be elected to the U.S Senate from the state of Michigan and is currently serving her third term.  Improving the lives of women and their families has been a priority throughout her career on the local, state and national stage.  She was the original sponsor of the HEART for Women Act, which she introduced in three sessions of Congress,

The 13th Annual Wenger Awards honored those making extraordinary contributions to women’s heart health.

Carrie Loveless; Jerri Anne Johnson; Lisa M. Tate

Carrie Loveless, Jerri Anne Johnson, Lisa M. Tate

““It is our vision at WomenHeart to reach those women who are underrepresented today in clinical trials and misdiagnosed in ERs across the country. Too many women are dying unnecessarily from heart events and disease, and too many women who survive heart events feel uncertain and alone, wondering if anyone else knows how they feel.

WomenHeart, together with the leaders and innovators that we honor this evening, are making a difference for millions of women who get to celebrate many, many more birthdays, not only with family and loved ones, but also with good friends and heart sisters,” Carrie Loveless empahasized.