American Heart Association fundraising luncheon

Virgina Mason Franciscan
Andrea Engfer

The Westin was wrapped in red as Go Red for Women supporters from across the Puget Sound joined the American Heart Association for the annual fundraising luncheon. Over 150 guests attended the event which raised over $290,000 that day, bringing the campaign total to $1.1 million. The 2022 event chair was Claire Verity, President of Regence BlueShield.

Orting resident Andrea Engfer, a 2022 Go Red for Women Real Woman, shared her inspiring stroke recovery journey. Engfer suffered a stroke just five days after giving birth to her daughter, Emma. The event also shined a spotlight on the Association’s ongoing work to address nutrition security including its tie to mental well-being.

The funds raised from the annual luncheon support the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women movement which is dedicated to furthering our understanding of heart disease and stroke in women.