My name is Sierra Williams-McLeod and I am currently a Senior Biochemistry major and Spanish minor at the illustrious Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. I accepted the Woman of Impact award nomination because I have a passion for improving health equity, specifically in underserved populations. It is truly an honor to partner with the American Heart Association to promote campaigns that raise awareness about the risk factors for heart disease and stroke among women. With this nomination, I hope that various outreach events cause a chain reaction in the community that encourages others to take the first step towards living a healthier lifestyle. My goal is for the Woman of Impact campaign to be influential not only for the duration of the eight-week campaign period, but to leave a lasting impact for all women to be advocates for their health.
We are a team of changemakers who are excited to engage our networks to make the biggest impact possible on women’s health! We’re raising much-needed funds for the American Heart Association and working to improve the health of our communities. I am hoping I can count on your support!
This challenge is personally important to me, because I’ve seen the devastating effects of heart disease on the women we love. Throughout history, women have stepped up. Stepped out. Overcome opposition. Led the workforce. Joined forces. Blasted into space.
Women’s passion has made history … but their actual hearts haven’t. Heart disease and stroke have never been just men’s diseases, but through the years women have been left out of scientific studies.
Underrepresented. Uncounted. UNTREATED.
Now we are fighting for better representation in medical research. Fighting for equitable access to care and treatments. Fighting to spread lifesaving information to our sisters. Fighting to overcome the No. 1 killer of women.
Watch me change history.
Watch me be counted.
Watch me Go Red.
It’s not just about wearing red. It’s not just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all of us making a commitment to stand together with Go Red for Women in the fight for heart-health equality.
The time is now.
When we take a stand and work together, real change is possible.
Together, we can make an impact.