Each year the Greater Portland Go Red For Women luncheon committee dedicates itself to organizing a fantastic, enjoyable fundraising event that is the life blood of the American Heart Association's efforts to educate, advocate and support research for cardiovascular disease.
The luncheon officially was kicked off with KGW news anchor and Go Red Ambassador Brenda Braxton opening the program. In a break from the traditional invited speakers presentations, Portland's beloved actor, singer, author and The Oregonian columnist Margie Boule` facilitated her version of a five minute party.
The results of the day are still being tallied, but at last count nearly $100,000 was raised to continue to fund education, advocacy, and research efforts. From all angles it was truly a wonderful day had by all (and a great chance to catch up with my baby sister, Sara pictured to my left!).